Didier Drogba’s enduring record has been beaten by Mohamed Salah in 72 fewer Premier League games, as the Egyptian continues to defy the odds and add to his legacy
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Salah scored twice against Leeds and assisted Joel Matip in a 6-0 drubbing at Anfield on Wednesday night, and in doing so he broke apart another goal. Premier League take note.
The Egyptian may have gone through the pain in the Africa Cup of Nations final just a few weeks ago, but Salah is back as prolific as he was when he briefly left Anfield, and is now leading the charge. race to win the Premier League Golden Shoe with 19 goals to his name.
Salah has surpassed many others to win many Premier League records, but his latest achievement may be one of his proudest stats.
Salah has now contributed to 160 Premier League goals, the majority of them at Liverpool after a brief stint in the Premier League. Chelsea before finding his feet.
Didier Drogba has scored 159 goals in two games at Stamford Bridge, a record previously held by an African player in the Premier League, making Salah the all-time leading contributor to the continent him throughout history.
However, the speed with which Salah has overcome this is particularly frightening, as the Egyptian managed this in 72 games less than Drogba, far beyond what was previously a staggering feat for the legend. Chelsea.
Drogba will always be considered one of the Premier League’s greatest strikers of all time, and the Ivory Coast international has led Chelsea for the first time ever. Champions League The title was almost single handed due to his heroes against Bayern Munich in the final.
The Ivorian’s legacy is untouchable, but the speed with which Salah overtook Drogba shows just how dominant he has been since signing for Liverpool in 2017.
Salah has been Liverpool’s top scorer in the last four seasons, and it’s no coincidence that the Premier League and Champions League followed shortly after his arrival.
The influence of the Egyptians helped Liverpool to win their sixth European title after they almost missed it Real Madrid in Kiev last season, when Salah limped off the pitch in tears.
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But coming that close was a clear incentive for Salah, and he came back better, and even sharper the next season, and led Liverpool to European glory with a 2- 0 ago Tottenham in the final.
Liverpool’s long-awaited Premier League title follows, and at the rate the Reds are going, they can feel confident about catching City of Manchester and doubled down on their recent success.
A 6-0 win over Leeds puts Liverpool within three points of the league leaders, and with a trip to the Etihad Stadium in April, they still have a chance to beat their title rivals this season.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/mohamed-salah-didier-drogba-record-26314643 Mohamed Salah breaks Didier Drogba's incredible record in 72 fewer Premier League games