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Salah equals scoring landmark with latest goal

21 Apr 2018

Liverpool winger joined the most prolific scorers in Premier League history with his 31st goal of the campaign on Saturday

Mohamed Salah equalled a Premier League record on Saturday as he added another goal to his historic debut season at Liverpool.

The Egyptian lifted in his 31st PL goal of 2017/18 to put Liverpool 2-0 up at West Bromwich Albion, before the home side fought back to claim a 2-2 draw. 

Salah's total of 31 goals is the joint-highest by a player in a 38-match Premier League season, equalling Alan Shearer, in 1995/96, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08, and former Reds striker Luis Suarez in 2013/14. 

He also has three matches left, at home to Stoke City, a visit to Chelsea and against Brighton & Hove Albion, to equal the all-time PL season record of 34.

That record is held by Andrew Cole (1993/94) and Shearer (1994/95), when 22 teams competed in a 42-match PL campaign. 

On Saturday Salah also became the fifth player in Premier League history to register 40+ goal involvements in a single season.

With 31 goals and nine assists, the Liverpool winger joins Shearer (47 goal involvements in 1994/95), Cole (47 in 1993/94), Thierry Henry (44 in 2002/03) and Suarez (43 in 2013/14), in the exclusive club. 

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