Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the third goal during the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal in Liverpool, Britain, on Nov. 20, 2021. Liverpool won 4-0.

How Mo Salah’s start to 2021-22 compares with his start to 2017-18

Mohamed Salah has already secured his status as a Liverpool legend after playing a starring role in their recent Premier League and Champions League titles. 

The scary thing is, on this season’s evidence, he just seems to be getting better and better.

The Egyptian hit the ground running after arriving at Anfield back in 2017, with a truly incredible debut campaign that culminated in him scoring 32 Premier League goals, a record for a 38-game season.

The 2017-18 campaign ended in tears, with Salah suffering an arm injury and trudging off the field in the Champions League final in Kyiv. But it still remains the best season of his career in terms of his individual numbers.

Unbelievably, the forward is well on track to surpass that historic campaign – emphatically so, with goals and assist numbers seldom seen in English football. Here’s how Salah’s numbers in 2021-22 compare to the same stage in 2017-18.


Games: 19
Starts: 19
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 19
Assists: 8

Penalties scored: 2

Minutes per goal: 87.4
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 97.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 61.5


Games: 19
Starts: 18
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 14
Assists: 4

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 107.8
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 107.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 83.8

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