Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah broke another two records by scoring his side’s third goal against bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. The Egyptian maestro found the net on two occasions as half-time approached after Naby Keita and Diogo Jota had given the Reds a two-goal advantage during a clinical first-half display at Old Trafford.
He went on to complete a wonderful hat-trick just minutes after the interval, finishing off a sweeping team move to help Liverpool run riot without mercy on enemy turf.
Salah has scored 16 goals in all competitions since the beginning of the new campaign, establishing himself as arguably the world’s best player on current form in the process.
The 29-year-old, who arrived at Liverpool from Roma in the summer of 2017, is no stranger to breaking records and sealed another pair of impressive achievements with his latest contributions against United.
He is now the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history, overtaking Chelsea icon Didier Drogba at the top of the all-time charts.
Salah also became the first Liverpool man to score in three consecutive Old Trafford appearances with his first goal against United.
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He is undoubtedly the Anfield club’s star man at present and will be expected to maintain his form in front of goal to lead their Premier League title charge this season.
Klopp recently declared that Salah can rightly call himself the best player in the world after his stunning individual goal against Watford earlier this month.
Speaking after the final whistle at Vicarage Road, the Reds boss told reporters: “Come on, who is better than him?
“We don’t have to talk about what [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo have done for world football and their dominance but, right now, he is the best.
“His performance was massive. The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special. He is top, we all see it.”
However, former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry insisted earlier this week that Salah is yet to emerge as the clear frontrunner, with Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid also in red-hot form.
“Not yet,” the Frenchman told CBS Sport.
“The goals that he is scoring, at the moment, are very good. But how can you forget about Lewandowski? How can you forget about Benzema?
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“How can you forget doing it at the national level also? Right now, he’s suffering a bit with Egypt. It’s not easy. But he’s not doing it there yet.
“But those goals are ridiculous. I love Salah. But he’s not yet the best.
“Is he the best player right now in the Premier League? By a distance. On current form are you not putting Benzema there right now, with the way he is playing?
“What he is doing for France and at the Euros? It’s not that clear, for me.”
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