Mohamed Salah committed his lengthy-term future to Liverpool on Friday by signing a new three-12 months deal.
The Egypt international turned into because of be out of settlement on the quit of the imminent season, main to sturdy hyperlinks with a flow faraway from Anfield.
However, suddenly, Salah has penned an extension to – quickly, as a minimum – carry an end to hypothesis over his future.
After dropping Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, albeit with Darwin Nunez signed as a substitute of kinds, tying down Salah is a chief increase for Liverpool ahead of the new season.
Here, Stats Perform looks at simply how important Salah has been for Liverpool over the past five years, and the way his file compares to Europe’s different elite attackers.
ALREADY AMONG LIVERPOOL GREATS
It is difficult to keep in mind now, however Salah’s arrival from Roma in a deal rising to £43million raised various eyebrows due to his disappointing in advance spell with Chelsea.
Six predominant honours later, inclusive of one as a key component in the membership’s first Premier League name triumph, and Salah will cross down as considered one of Liverpool’s all-time greats.
The 30-year-old has made 254 appearances for the Reds in overall, 235 of those being begins, and has scored 156 desires whilst assisting 58 greater.
Those 156 desires rank him 9th on the listing of Liverpool’s file scorers, with substantial ground to make up on Ian Rush at the pinnacle of that list with 346 goals.
Mohamed Salah has made 254 appearances for Liverpool
CLOSING IN ON GERRARD RECORD
Salah may warfare to overhaul Rush, however he will also have some other document in his sights when the 2022-23 marketing campaign gets up and strolling subsequent month.
With 164 direct aim involvements in the Premier League, Salah trails simplest Steven Gerrard (212) among Reds players inside the opposition in that regard.
Indeed, only two gamers from Europe’s pinnacle 5 leagues have scored and assisted more dreams throughout the equal duration – Robert Lewandowski (184) and Lionel Messi (2 hundred).
Kylian Mbappe, visible with the aid of many as the maximum suitable player in international soccer, is fourth on that listing on 163 purpose involvements, even as Ciro Immobile is 5th with 159.
PREMIER LEAGUE PEDIGREE
Salah has scored 118 desires for Liverpool in the Premier League by myself, that is 13 more than subsequent-pleasant Harry Kane amongst all golf equipment for the reason that begin of the 2017-18 season.
Those strikes have helped Salah to three Golden Boot awards – most effective Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (4) has completed pinnacle of the opposition’s scoring charts greater regularly.
The former Basel forward additionally ranks top for mins in step with purpose among the ones to have played at the least one hundred instances (126 mins in step with aim), photographs (678) and touches in the opposition container (1,575).
However, one metric he does now not lead is assists, with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne boasting 58 to Salah’s forty six.
Mohamed Salah has scored 118 Premier League desires for Liverpool
Salah’s output has been consistent throughout his five years at Anfield, beginning between forty five and 49 video games a season and registering double figures for assists in all but one of those campaigns.
He has remained a prolific scorer for the duration of, with a excessive of 44 goals within the 2017-18 season and a low – but nevertheless respectable – 23 in the 2019-20 campaign. The latter was the season when Liverpool won the Premier League.
The Al Mokawloon young people product has managed 31 dreams in every of the beyond seasons, at the same time as the 15 assists registered remaining season turned into a profession-high.
All that suggests Salah is a long way from finished on Merseyside, and with a new 3-12 months deal signed, Liverpool lovers have lots more to look ahead to from their ‘Egyptian king’.
Mohamed Salah scored 31 desires final season