Indeed, if Salah were to keep up his current ratio of 0.93 goals per match, the Egyptian would finish the season on a total of 34.
That would also equal the record for the most goals by a player in a 42-match season, jointly held by Andrew Cole (1993/94) and Shearer (1994/95).
If Harry Kane, on 24 goals, can make a swift recovery from an ankle injury to resume his chase of Salah, he and the Egyptian could also set a first in Premier League history.
Should Kane and Salah both hit 30 or more goals, it would be the first time that two players have done so in the same 38-match Premier League campaign.
Other than Shearer, Ronaldo and Suarez, only three men have reached the 30 goals mark since the competition was cut to 20 teams: Kevin Phillips (1999/00), Thierry Henry (2003/04) and Robin van Persie (2011/12).