Mohamed Salah breaks historic Liverpool goalscoring record dating back to the 1946-47 season
Posted: 25 October 2018 Time: 10:00
Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah broke a historic goalscoring record dating back to the late 40's after netting a brace in the UEFA Champions League.
Salah, 25, scored an incredible 44 goals in 56 games, including a Premier League record haul of 32 strikes which earned him the Golden Boot within his debut season at Anfield.
This season, question marks were raised over whether he could replicate that sort of form that saw him ranked up with Europe's elite forwards.
And last night he silenced his detractors with a two-goal haul against Red Star Belgrade to become the fastest player to reach 50 goals for the Reds in the club's entire history.
In the process, the Egyptian forward ousted club icons Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen.
Albert Stubbins, who starred for Liverpool in the post-war period and helped the Reds to the 1946-47 First Division title, was the previous record holder, reaching the mark in 77 games in the late 1940s.
50 - Mohamed Salah has scored his 50th goal for Liverpool, reaching this tally in just 65 games in all competitions. King. pic.twitter.com/rpM1wrDn2o— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 24, 2018