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The Premier League records Salah could yet surpass

25 Apr 2018
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

After scoring his 31st goal of the season, we look at seven impressive feats the Egyptian can aim to break

With three matches to go Mohamed Salah is on course for a trailblazing season.

The Egyptian scored his 10th and 11th goals of Liverpool's UEFA Champions League campaign in last night's 5-2 semi-final first-leg win over Roma, taking his tally in all competitions to 43.

Salah is proving just as irresistible in the Premier League, equalling the record for most goals in a 38-match season last weekend.

The 25-year-old has also edged closer to a host of other feats never previously achieved in the competition. 

Ahead of the Reds' home match with Stoke City on Saturday, here is a selection of those PL records the No 11 could yet match or break in 2017/18.

Most goals in a season

Salah needs one goal to be the outright record holder for the most strikes in a 38-match season.

His 31 goals are currently level with Alan Shearer, in 1995/96, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08, and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in 2013/14. 

The most scored by a player in a 42-match season were the 34 by Andrew Cole, in 1993/94, and Shearer, in 1994/95.

Highest-scoring overseas player

He needs just one more goal to be the all-time top scoring foreign player in a single season, overtaking Ronaldo and Suarez.

Most away goals 

Thirteen of Salah's 31 goals have come away from home. 

This is the second-most by a Liverpool player, behind Suarez's 14 in 2013/14, and three shy of the PL record set by Kevin Phillips with 16 for Sunderland in 1999/00.

But Salah will need to hit a hat-trick in his only remaining away match, at former club Chelsea, and hope that Harry Kane doesn't add to his current tally of 15 when he visits bottom club West Bromwich Albion

Most goals in the box 

By scoring from inside the 18-yard box at The Hawthorns, Salah equalled the record for the most goals scored from inside the area within a 38-match season. 

Goal No 28 in the area matched Robin van Persie's mark from 2011/12, but Salah would need another four to tie Cole's total of 32 in 1993/94. 

Most goal involvements

While much focus has fallen on Salah's knack for scoring goals, the winger is also adept at creating them.

His tally of 40 goal involvements are 12 more than anyone else in 2017/18, and four shy of Thierry Henry's high of 44 in a 38-match season. The Arsenal striker recorded 20 assists alongside his 24 goals in 2002/03. 

The record for a 42-match season is 47, by Cole in 1993/94 and Shearer in 1994/95.

Most matches scored in

Salah has already scored in 23 different matches, a record since the competition was cut to 20 teams for 1995/96. 

He will need to score in each of Liverpool’s remaining three matches to equal Cole’s all-time record of 26 matches in 1993/94.

Most opponents scored against

Salah will not get the chance to equal this record until the final weekend, because he has already struck against two of his remaining three opponents. 

If he finds the net against Brighton & Hove Albion, Salah will become the third player to score versus 17 different opponents in a single 38-match season. Overall this feat has only been achieved on four previous occasions, by Cole, Shearer, Ian Wright and Van Persie.

Salah's remaining matches
Matchweek Opponent
36 STK (H)
37 CHE (A)
38 BHA (H)

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