The 200 Club: Mohamed Salah's Top 5 Goals in English Football

Published on 13 November 2023 at 20:00

Mohamed Salah’s brace in Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Brentford was the forward’s 200th goal in English football in only 341 appearances, and we will be looking at some of his greatest strikes for the club. 


Salah’s journey into English football started in 2014, where he played 13 games for Chelsea over a two year period, but limited game time led to the Egyptian winger going out on loan twice to Fiorentina and AS Roma. 


He only scored two goals for the club, with his first goal coming in a 6-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, and his second goal came three games later in a 3-0 win against Stoke City. 


In an interview in 2021, ex-Chelsea coach, Eddie Newton, revealed that Mohamed Salah was allowed to leave the club due to a “personality clash” with former manager, Jose Mourinho, permanently joining AS Roma in 2016. 


The forward played in 31 games for the Italian club, scoring 15 goals in the process before Liverpool bought him for a then-club record fee of £36.9m in 2017. 


In his breakout season for the Reds, he set the record for the most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season (32), which has since been beaten by Erling Haaland (36).


His goals helped to guide Liverpool to a Champions League and the club’s first Premier League trophy in their history. His accolades also include a Club World Cup, League Cup, FA Cup and a Community Shield.


Liverpool’s top scorer in Premier League history also had multiple individual achievements, winning African Footballer of the year two years in a row, whilst being awarded the top scorer award in three different seasons. 


Here are some of Salah's greatest moments in his time with Liverpool FC:

Number 5: Mohamed Salah vs Manchester United (2020) 


After Manchester United were on the attack searching for an equaliser, Alisson caught a loose cross and launched a ball over the top towards Salah, who raced through on goal with David De Gea and a struggling Dan James behind him. 


He made no mistake on doubling his side’s lead to make it 2-0 at Anfield, ripping off his shirt in celebration with Alisson by his side, in what was truly a special moment in Liverpool’s recent history. 

Number 4: Mohamed Salah v Everton (2017)


I’m still not entirely sure how Salah won the Puskas Award with his effort, but it is still an unbelievable strike against their Merseyside rivals. 


He uses his strength to find space in the 18 yard box, before curling an impressive strike past a sprawling Jordan Pickford into the far top corner.

Number 3: Mohamed Salah v Watford (2021)


Salah’s magical touch allowed him to weave in and out of Watford’s defensive line, before cutting back and finding the bottom corner against a helpless Ben Foster to help his side win 5-0 at Vicarage Road.


Scoring this goal a week after another impressive solo run had people calling Mo Salah one of the greatest players in the world at the time.

Number 2: Mohamed Salah v Chelsea (2019)


It was a rather uneventful first half for Liverpool, who were still on the hunt for Premier League glory against a faultless Manchester City side.


Mohamed Salah put his stamp on the game after Sadio Mane’s initial opener to put Liverpool 2-0 up, with a wondrous drive from 25 yards straight into the top corner. 


The celebration and strike are truly special, giving Liverpool fans all over the world hope for what could’ve been the club’s first Premier League trophy. 

Number 1: Mohamed Salah v Manchester City (2021)


A week before his stunning goal against Watford, the winger showed his brilliance against their title rivals, beating Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte, before firing into the side netting from an almost impossible angle.


After already grabbing an assist for Sadio Mane’s opener, this unbelievable goal took the lead back from City, before Kevin De Bruyne’s equaliser minutes later in what was one of the greatest Premier League clashes between the two sides. 


It's not too far away from Mohamed Salah's 200th goal for Liverpool, which really indicates what a great servant he has been for the club over a seven year period.


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