Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on Course to Win European Golden Shoe

Dean Simpson
March 20, 2018

Manager Jurgen Klopp said Salah was close to the same level as Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the Egyptian scored four goals in Saturday's 5-0 league win over Watford, taking his tally to 36 goals in 41 games.

The Reds finished in the Premier League's top four last term in Klopp's first full season in charge of the 18-time English champions. "The only thing with Messi is that you will see it year in, year out every year he's doing that he's picking up them numbers". "You know when you are walking out there are so many goals out there for you".

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has told ESPN FC that Mohamed Salah is in a three-way battle with Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane to be crowned Footballer of the Year. With seven Premier League fixtures plus at least two Champions League games to go, Ian Rush's club record 47 from 1983-84 could be in range.

Salah has been in a phenomenal form on his maiden season for Liverpool.

Liverpool sensation Mo Salah is now odds-on to land the Premier League Golden Boot, whilst the Bookmakers also believe he could be ready to break the season record. They are both incredible players - they were both unstoppable, yes.

The former Chelsea and Roma winger has drawn comparisons to both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona in recent days, but Henderson thinks Salah is having a similar impact to what the former Reds striker during his time at the club.

Firmino was recently cleared of racially abusing Everton defender Mason Holgate by the FA, and the 26-year-old is keen to emphasise his innocence, adding the need for racism to be stamped out of football. Kevin De Bruyne, along with a number of his Manchester City team-mates, has been outstanding while Kane has also delivered with remarkable consistency.

The result at Anfield saw Javi Gracia's side slip out of the top half, with Bournemouth moving ahead of them into tenth place after they came from behind to beat bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion on the south coast.

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