Mohamed Salah continues to be a force in this Liverpool team.
The Reds beat Bournemouth on Saturday, and the Egypt international was back on the scoresheet. Not only that, he also provided an assist as well. In 20 games this term, he has 10 goals and six assists, and he has played his part in Liverpool getting their hands on an eight-point lead at the top of the table.
His strike against the Cherries was his 81st for Liverpool, which is as many Fernando Torres managed during his time with the club. However, it took the former Spain international 18 more games to reach that number.
Mo Salah’s goal yesterday puts him on 81 for Liverpool – the same number Fernando Torres struck. He’s done it 18 less games, from the right wing ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/drnDTIKW54
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 8, 2019
This stat was shared on the Empire of the Kop Twitter page, and the club’s supporters were quick to praise the 27-year-old.
Egyptian king 👌
— John Mc Cready (@Nicols30) December 8, 2019
Sometimes forget how good Mo has been 😬
— Luke 💀 (@Luke1xo) December 8, 2019
Salah is playing wide area he is not striker as well what a player
— zamiayan@122 (@AabidahSi) December 8, 2019
Indeed, the former AS Roma man has reached that number of goals in just 124 matches. For a wide man, that is a rather impressive stat.
However, some fans were quick to defend their ex-number nine, and they pointed out that the Liverpool team he played in was nowhere near as good as this one, and he therefore didn’t receive the same level of service.
Got to remember who Salah is playing with tbf, if Torres had bobby firmino to bounce off think he could’ve scored another 20+
— jord (@The_Unbearables) December 8, 2019
Taking nothing away from Salah but if Torres played in this current Liverpool team he’d be scoring hat tricks for fun.
— Rashed Doha (@RashedDoha) December 8, 2019
In a better team mind, with outstanding service. Taking nothing away from Salah but let’s not degrade Torres.
— Polly (@KarenSLFC) December 8, 2019
Whilst he may not have been surrounded by such magnificent players across the pitch, 35-year-old Torres still played alongside Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard, for example.
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One fan made reference to Torres’ tendency to sulk, and insinuated that this was something Salah is yet to do.
And hasn’t sulked.
— Carl Copeland (@CarlC86) December 8, 2019
Just imagine these two in the same side. Frightening!
Meanwhile, this Brazil international suggests he wants a move to Liverpool.