Only the great Ian Rush has scored more goals for Liverpool in the past 50 years than the current star Mohamed Salah, who has 186 goals to his credit for the Merseyside club.
Following Mohamed Salah’s heroics against Brentford on Saturday night, Jamie Carragher referred to him as an all-time Liverpool great.
At Anfield, Salah scored his 100th goal to give the Reds a 1-0 win over the Bees and maintain their tenuous top-four hopes. With two more games played, Manchester United is only one point ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s team in fourth place in the Premier League table.
With his latest goal for Liverpool, Salah has now equaled the record of the club’s late captain Steven Gerrard with 186 goals. Only four players have scored more goals for the team than Salah: Billy Liddell (228), Gordon Hodgson (241), Roger Hunt (285) and Ian Rush (346).
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“This club are very lucky to have [had] some great goal scorers in the past,” Carragher told Sky Sports. Mo Salah will certainly rank among the best players to have ever represented the team when he eventually retires from the game, in my opinion.
“I believe he belongs in an all-time Liverpool XI, and you could make the case that he’s among the top five or six players to ever suit up for the team. His number of games, goals, and assists are right up there with those of some of the greatest players this club has ever produced.
He is deserving of such company. I don’t see it stopping until he stops [playing], as you can see in his goal from today, where he clearly wanted to get past the defender and score. He simply possesses the hunger for goals that we see in great strikers, and he most definitely possesses it. “.
Salah, who earlier in his career spent a year at Chelsea, moved to Liverpool from Roma in the summer of 2017 in a £43 million deal. The Egyptian was not anticipated to make an immediate impact upon moving to Merseyside after only scoring twice for the Blues.
But since then, Salah has won the Community Shield, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, European Super Cup, Champions League, FA Cup, and the Champions League. as well as tally a lot of goals. “He’s been an absolute revelation,” Carragher continued.
We frequently discuss how goalkeeper [Alisson] and defensive midfielder [Virgil] van Dijk transformed the Liverpool team during the Klopp era. Mo Salah was also there.
“Those three players were all acquired within a 12-month span. Salah arrived in the summer, Virgil van Dijk in the beginning of the year, and Alisson the following summer. The reason Liverpool has been so successful under Jurgen Klopp is because of those three acquisitions. “.
Due to Salah’s “bargain” price, according to Carragher, he was the “best signing” out of the three. Additionally, he believes that the talented star will go down as one of the greatest players in Premier League history. Premier League Golden Boot winner Salah has won the award three times.
He’ll be remembered as not just one of the greatest players to have ever represented Liverpool, but also, in my opinion, as one of the best players the Premier League has ever produced, according to Carragher. “.