Liverpool Goal Machine Mo Salah Closing In On Another Premier League Record

Ruben Hill
March 19, 2018

Following his marvelous four-goal performance against Watford that guided him to lead the Premier League top-scorers race with 28 goals, several pundits and coaches have compared the Egypt worldwide to the Argentinian star.

Below, we present this week's Power Rankings, your club's top points scorer and the accumulative season rankings. However, more than just any particular movement, skill or goals it is the sheer force of will that links the two players; an unstoppable energy that drives the team, as well as his own performance.

Salah, 25, was untouchable, dancing around the Hornets defence and leaving Miguel Britos planted on the floor before firing low into the bottom corner for Liverpool's first.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard said of Salah after the game: "we are witnessing the start of greatness".

"I don't think Mo wants to be compared with Lionel Messi", Klopp said.

In fact Salah is one of 26 players to score four in a single Premier League game, while only a handful have gone one step further and netted five.

All of which should make for a fascinating close to the campaign, although Messi still has nine La Liga encounters left to play this season, while Salah only has a maximum of seven more Premier League fixtures to try and win the award.

Not only that, Salah is finding the target more despite having less shots.

After a goalless first half, Jay Rodriguez gave the visitors the lead only for strikes from Jordan Ibe and Junior Stanilas to turn the game on it head an condemn the Baggies to a seventh straight league defeat - and eighth in all competitions.

And that's just it. Messi is such a unique force simply because he's kept it up for so long.

The former Osasuna and Malaga manager who faced Messi in La Liga pointed out that both players are equally unsafe and can score at any moment, despite them being two different types of forwards.

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