Mohamed Salah breaks Liverpool record to cement Anfield legendary status

Mohamed Salah has beaten the likes of Fernandes Torres and Luis Suarez to a rare record at Liverpool .

The Egypt international has become the first player since Michael Owen to score 20 goals in three consecutive seasons.

The forward wowed fans and pundits alike in a barnstorming first campaign at Anfield where he scored an incredible 44 goals in 52 appearances.

That included 32 goals in the Premier League which saw him crowned PFA Player of the Year.

The following year he kept his goalscoring exploits by netting 27 times.

And his first-half strike vs Bournemouth on Saturday took his tally this season to 20.

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That means he joins Kop legend Owen in becoming the only two players to score at least 20 in three seasons in the Premier League era.

But there is a long way to go if he wants to replicate Ian Rush, who scored at least 25 in six consecutive campaigns in the 1980s.

In total, Salah has netted 91 times in 143 appearances for the Reds and is on course to win the Premier League.

It will add to a growing honours list on Merseyside, where he has already won the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

The 27-year-old also joins illustrious career after 70 goals in 100 league appearances for Liverpool.

Only Alan Shearer has a better record for a single club after 79 in the same amount of games.

And it has drawn praise from another lethal finisher in Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero.

"Salah is already a God – and not only in Egypt," he said.

"When he was at Roma, I remember how many times he was in front of the goal and then he missed the goal.

"And then all of a sudden, at Liverpool he improved that and he scored more than 30 goals per season.

"When you have this kind of mentality that you want to improve yourself, to grow – it’s the best thing."

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