Egyptian goal-machine, Mohammed Salah, is closing in on Argentine legend, Lionel Messi, in terms of goals scored on home soil.
The Egypt international scored a brace on Saturday as Liverpool racked up yet another win on their relentless march towards the Premier League title, beating Southampton 4-0.
Salah’s two goals means he has now scored more goals on home soil in the Premier League this season than any other player with 12 goals.
It takes his total for goals scored at Anfield to 44, making him one of the most prolific goalscorers on home soil in Europe’s top five leagues.
Since Salah joined Liverpool in August 2017 he has scored as many goals at home as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and only seven fewer than Barcelona great Lionel Messi.
Could Salah catch Messi before the season is out? Possibly, but it will likely take an incredible scoring run from Salah or an unlikely lean period for Messi for it to happen.
Messi has a similar record to Salah at home this season with 11 goals scored but those have come in just 11 games, whereas Salah has scored 12 in 13 games.
That gives Messi a goals-per-game ratio of 1.0 compared to 0.9 for Salah.