Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal thanks to an excellent strike in their 3-0 win over Leeds United.
Centurion: Mo Salah Scores 100 Premier League Goals
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been a revelation ever since signing for the club from Roma a few years ago.
Salah had previous experience in the Premier League with Chelsea, but was a bit part player for the Londoners under Jose Mourinho.
He found his feet in the Italian Serie A with the capital club, before moving to Liverpool to compete for a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s attack.
Salah is now the club’s most important attacker, often scoring the goals to win them games.
As the Reds claimed victory over Leeds United, fans who were keen to bet on the team would have been delighted to see Salah get his 100th Premier League goal.
Salah Reaches His Century
Mo Salah made history against Leeds, when the 29-year-old scored his 100th Premier League goal in the 3-0 away win that his team achieved.
Salah was on 99 goals thanks to his penalty against Chelsea in a game that Liverpool drew 1-1, having been 1-0 down before Chelsea had a man sent off in Reece James.
The forward had to wait until after the international break to get his century, but he managed to notch up that 100th goal in the very first game he played after the break for Liverpool.
His manager Jurgen Klopp was speaking in an admiring way about Salah after the Leeds game, claiming that he finds it “crazy” how quickly Salah has gotten to a century with the team.
Salah’s 100th goal came in his 162nd Premier League appearance, which is a ratio of 0.61 goals per game. Only 29 other players have achieved a century in the Premier League, which was founded in 1992, and Salah is the fifth fastest among those players.
Will He Achieve 150 Premier League Goals With Liverpool?
The question many Liverpool fans will be asking is whether Mo Salah will be playing with the team for the next few years, giving him a chance of reaching 150 Premier League goals.
Salah may be dreaming of a double century, but considering he is approaching his 30s, scoring another 100 Premier League goals would make him one of the greatest scorers the league has ever seen. Even achieving 150 goals would mean two or three fantastic scoring seasons.
The question that arises in such a debate is whether Salah will be a Liverpool player for those years. There are rumors linking him with Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain, given his contract will expire in the next couple of years.
Salah has not renewed with Liverpool, and fans will be hoping that he can soon put pen to paper on an extension to commit his remaining top years to the Anfield club.
The Reds Defeat a Spirited Leeds Side
Aside from Mo Salah scoring his century-making goal for the club, Liverpool had the small matter of picking up three points in the Premier League against Leeds. The Reds had to put in a very good display, as Leeds are an energetic and combative team.
Both sides had a lot of chances in the match, as the game was end to end for long periods. However, the Reds were the ones who took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to Salah’s goal, before Fabinho made it 2-0 thanks to an excellent team goal.
Leeds were then dealt a hammer blow, with Pascal Struijk getting a straight red card for a challenge that resulted in Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott sustaining a serious ankle injury. That meant Leeds were playing 10 v 11 for the rest of the contest, which was favorable for Liverpool.
Sadio Mane added gloss to the scoreline in the 92nd minute, scoring one of the many chances that fell his way during the game.
Mid-Week Champions League Success
Liverpool continued their good form into Europe in midweek, scoring three goals and narrowly defeating AC Milan at Anfield in their first group stage game of the UEFA Champions League.
The Reds started the game very well, scoring through a Fikayo Tomori own goal, after he deflected Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot into his own net. However, Milan fought back, scoring two quick goals through Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz to take a shock lead.
Liverpool were not to be denied, with Salah scoring in the 48th minute to equalize, before a stunning Jordan Henderson goal won the game in the 69th minute. The rest of the game saw Liverpool make most of the running, but they were unable to find a fourth goal to make their win truly comfortable.
Is a Title Challenge on the Cards?
Liverpool have started the 2021-2022 season in fantastic form. The Reds are among the teams sitting at the top of the Premier League, while they have won their first Champions League group stage game as well.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds did not manage to win a trophy last season, with the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez missing long periods of the campaign. With their first choice center backs fit, other players back in form, and Salah scoring more goals than ever, few teams have a better chance than Liverpool of claiming Premier League glory.
The only doubt that fans will be expressing is whether they have a deep enough squad. The likes of Salah, Sadio Mane, and Diogo Jota are fantastic attacking players, but their other options are not so impressive.
When they have to rest a few players, or they suffer another mini injury crisis, Klopp’s team may not have the strength in depth of rivals Manchester City and Chelsea. Hopefully Salah will still be with them for many years to come!