Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has fulfilled and surpassed the challenge set to him by Harry Kane.
Salah has been a revelation since returning to the Premier League in 2017, joining Liverpool from Roma having previously struggled at Chelsea.
But while he almost instantly impressed at Anfield with 32 goals in 36 Premier League appearances, not everyone was convinced he could keep it up.
And after that first season back in the Premier League for Salah, now seasoned goalscorer Kane set the Egyptian the challenge of keeping up his goalscoring efforts.
He said in 2018: “For me it is about doing it year after year.
“This is my fourth year now and the first time I have got to 30 goals in the Prem.
“Now it’s about getting to 30 goals for the next two or three years – that’s the aim.
“Any player wants to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what defines a good player from a great player.
“He has done amazing this year and he looks like a great player. We’ll see if we can both continue it next season.”
It’s fair to say Salah has met that challenge and more, going on to score 22 goals the following season as Liverpool finished within an inch of the title, and he followed that up with 19 the following season as the Reds ended their long wait for a first Premier League title.
And even this season, when Jurgen Klopp’s men have struggled, having to settle for fighting it out for a top four finish, Salah has netted 22 Premier League goals.
Interestingly, that has put him level with Kane in the race for the Premier League’s golden boot heading towards the final weekend of the season.
Spurs play Aston Villa this evening before facing Leicester City on the final day of the season, while Liverpool face Burnley and Crystal Palace to close out the campaign.
Curiously, both players have also won the golden boot on two occasions, meaning whoever wins the race this season will take the lead between the two.
Source by Football London