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How Mohamed Salah has rewritten Premier League history as Liverpool star signs new three-year contract

By Will Hall

Published: 17:35, 1 July 2022

Mohamed Salah has signed a new three-year contract with Liverpool.

The Friday announcement curbs fears the Reds’ record-breaking forward would leave on a free next summer, having already lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich this summer.

Salah, who turned 30 in June, said: “I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone.

“It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done so we just need to focus on what’s next.”

Salah is the current holder of the PFA Player’s Player of the Year award, which he has won twice along with the FWA Footballer of the Year (also twice) and Premier League Player of the Year.


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The news was preceded by a “cryptic” tweet from Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, that prompted frustration from Jamie Carragher and other Liverpool fans, a reflection of the various twists and turns Reds have witnessed during the long-running saga.

In his first season at Liverpool, Salah set a new record for the most goals scored in a single 38-game Premier League season (32). This will most likely form the bedrock of whatever Premier League legacy Salah leaves behind, but it is not the only way in which his goalscoring ability has altered the competition’s (and Liverpool’s) record books.

Most goals scored in a single 38-game Premier League season:

  • Before: Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez (31 goals)
  • After: Salah (32)

As a left-footer, it naturally follows that Salah holds the record for most left-footed Premier League goals in a single season (25), which used to belong to Robbie Fowler.

Most consecutive winning appearances in the Premier League:

  • Before: David Silva, Oleksandr Zinchenko (23)
  • After: Salah (33)

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Most goals scored by an foreign player within their first 100 Premier League games:

  • Before: Ruun van Nistelrooy (68)
  • After: Salah (70)

Most Premier League goals scored by an African player:

  • Before: Didier Drogba (104)
  • After: Salah (120)

Most Champions League/European Cup goals for Liverpool:

  • Before: Steven Gerrard (21)
  • After: Salah (33)

Fewest Premier League games to reach 100 goal involvements by a non-European (goals and assists combined):

  • Before: Sergio Aguero (118)
  • After: Salah (116)

Consecutive goalscoring appearances for Liverpool:

  • Before: Daniel Sturridge (8)
  • After: Salah (10)

Fewest games needed to score 100 league goals for Liverpool:

  • Before: Roger Hunt (152)
  • After: Salah (151)

Most Player of the Month awards within a single Premier League season:

  • Before: Various
  • After: Salah

Most goals scored vs Manchester United within a single Premier League season:

  • Before: Robbie Fowler (4)
  • After: Salah (5)

Salah is also the only Premier League player to ever score a hat-trick against United at Old Trafford.

Most Premier League Golden Boot awards by club:

  • Before: Arsenal (6)
  • After: Liverpool (7)

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