The Egyptian Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah became the Premier League’s all-time leading African Goal scorer on Sunday, Oct, 23 2021. The Egyptian began the day equal with Chelsea and Ivory Coast icon Didier Drogba, who scored 104 goals in two periods with the London club before leaving for the second time in 2015.
Salah surpassed Drogba’s record after converting a low cross from Naby Keita to put Liverpool up 3-0 against Manchester United and the 29-year-old increased his record to 107 goals by blasting in a low shot and then running on to Jordan Henderson’s wonderful ball to seal his hat-trick as Liverpool cruised to a 5-0 victory over their opponents.
Salah became the first visiting player to record a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford when he slotted his third goal past United goalkeeper David de Gea. Salah, who formerly played for Chelsea, has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers since joining Liverpool from Italian club Roma in 2017. Salah, nicknamed the ‘Egyptian King’ by Liverpool supporters, scored 19 goals as the Reds finally won the Premier League after a 30-year wait.
The 29-year-old, who has been named BBC and Caf African Footballer of the Year on two occasions, also scored the first goal in Liverpool’s Champions League victory over Tottenham Hotspur in 2018-19. Salah has not scored fewer than 15 league goals in each of his four full seasons on Merseyside, a degree of consistency that has propelled him to the top of the African Premier League scoring charts.