- African superstar Mohamed Salah scored his 32nd goal of the season to break the English Premier League record held by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Allen Shearer
- The Liverpool striker capped off a brilliant season by winning the coveted golden boot
- Salah scored the second goal in Liverpool’s 4-0 drubbing of Brighton & Hove Albion
African superstar Mohamed Salah capped off his remarkable 2017/18 English Premier League season by scoring his 32nd goal of the season and breaking the all-time record which is jointly held by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Salah’s 32nd goal of the season took him past the old record for the 38-game Premier League season first set by Allan Shearer in 1995/96. The record has since been equalled by Ronaldo in 2007/08 and Luis Suarez in 2013/14.
Salah received news that he had become the second African to be voted the Premier League Player of the Year Award, shortly before the match started.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Egyptian player only needed 26 minutes to set the new record. Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal in a 4-0 drubbing of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Salah became only the second African player to receive the golden boot award, Didier Drogba won the award twice.
Salah has had a dream start to life at Anfield. Not only has he broken the all-time goal scoring record but his debut season with Liverpool is now the most successful in the history of the Premier League.
Salah has scored 44 goals in 51 appearances across various tournaments for Liverpool in the 2017/18 season.
The footballer has credited Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s management style as one of the reasons for his successes. Salah has rubbished rumours that he was looking to leave Liverpool.
“All that I can say is that I’m happy to be here and I’ve adapted to the prevailing atmosphere,” he said.
Meanwhile, Klopp was full of praise for his latest superstar and commended the 25-year-old for keeping is feet on the ground during his record breaking season.
The veteran German manager noted that the last few weeks must have difficult for Salah because of the media spotlight which shone on him.
Klopp said: "Staying on track in a season like this, it's really difficult, he's still a young boy and I am really happy with how he dealt with it."
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