Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Watford on Saturday evening not only edged the Reds closer to Champions League qualification, it also gave Mohamed Salah clear daylight in the Golden Boot race.
The Egyptian forward netted four goals – and assisted the other – to move onto an astonishing 28 Premier League strikes for the season, which puts him four ahead of nearest rival Harry Kane.
Salah’s outstanding form has seen price him at 13/8 (2.63) to score over 34.5 times, which would see him break the record for the most Premier League goals in a season – currently held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.
Both Shearer and Cole each netted 34 goals back when top flight seasons were 42 games, whilst the 38-match record is 31 goals, achieved by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Shearer.
Salah is on track to break both those records, with his current pace of 0.93 goals per match setting him up for 35 goals.
Perhaps more stunningly, the former Chelsea man scores every 85 minutes, meaning if he plays every minute of Liverpool’s seven remaining matches then he will hit the net at least seven more times at his current rate.
Double award for Salah?
It is also worth noting that Salah scored a combined five goals in the reverse fixtures of those seven games, making 35 goals certainly not out of the question and the 13/8 (2.63) price very appealing.
also go 6/4 (2.50) that Salah walks away with the PFA Player of the Year award. Kevin De Bruyne looks set to take the crown after masterminding Manchester City’s stroll to the title and is available to back at just 8/15 (1.53).
The Belgian has 14 assists and seven goals and it would likely take an inhuman level of performance by Salah to grab the award from under the City midfielder’s nose.
Mohamed Salah to score over 34.5 goals this season at 13/8 (2.63) with