EPL: Salah On Course To Break Premier League Record

Mo Salah could become the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League goals for one team if he scores against Watford on Wednesday night. 

The Egyptian has netted 49 in 63 for Liverpool since joining the Reds from Roma two years ago.

And he is on the brink of surpassing Alan Shearer, who managed to hit 50 in 66 matches en route to the 260 he slotted in England’s top flight.

Salah already has 51 Premier League goals after scoring twice during his spell at Chelsea but the record is for one team.  

“It would be nice to score number 50, number 51 and 52! I always push myself to score more goals and to perform better,” he told Liverpool’s matchday programme. 

But last season’s Player of the Year is more interested in Liverpool’s title challenge than individual milestones. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side are a point clear of Manchester City at the summit ahead of the game at Anfield. 

And Salah’s focus is exclusively on the upcoming run of matches: “Of course records are nice but for me the Premier League is now the most important thing.

“It is a very big week. There are three games in eight days and if we can do well in them and still be top of the table that’s big for us.

“After that, there will only be nine games left and we will have time to recover for them and time to think about that,” he added. 

Salah’s goals record has been phenomenal at the club, netting 32 times last season and 17 so far this term.

He is level with Sergio Aguero and two ahead of Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Golden Boot.