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Liverpool fan has compared Mohamed Salah's stats to four Premier League legends

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If Mohamed Salah is bad at anything, it's being a 'one-season wonder.'

When Liverpool signed him for €42 million during the summer of 2017, many wondered whether he would be able to handle Premier League football after his difficult spell with Chelsea.

However, it was only a matter of weeks before the Egyptian had proven all the doubters wrong, going on to amass 44 goals in a season that smashed numerous records. 

An injury in the Champions League final, a difficult World Cup and a quiet start to the 2018/19 campaign began to raise questions about whether Salah could maintain that kind of form, though.

Salah has certainly silenced those worries in recent weeks and - although he hasn't reached the heights of last season - he boasts an enviable record 19 strikes in 31 appearances.

Salah's brilliant scoring record

It's for that very reason that Salah is on a trajectory to become one of the Premier League's greatest forwards, especially if he can sustain this kind of goalscoring form in seasons to come.

English football has seen some incredible strikers since 1992 with players like Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen all scoring well over 100 league goals.

And although football fans know that Salah has demolished plenty of Premier League records already, is he really matching some of the competition's greatest?

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Salah compared to PL greats

It certainly seems that way and one Liverpool fan in particular has gained over 1,000 retweets for a post comparing Salah to Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero.

We can all agree that the above quartet makes up some of the finest goal-scorers to grace English shores and, to make Salah's job even harder, the fan has focused on their 'prime seasons.'

Using the Premier League's website for the most accurate statistics, Twitter user 'Salah11i' has produced some remarkable results and even Jamie Carragher has retweeted it.

Check out the post down below:

Take a bow, Mo.

There are still four months to go in the 2018/19 season and Salah has already bettered 'prime' Rooney and Aguero for goals, while matching Ronaldo in nine fewer games.

The only player with a superior goal tally is Theirry Henry, who amassed 54 goals during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, although Salah is now hot on his tail.

Assuming that the 26-year-old can help himself to another six Premier League goals this season, he will have conquered all before him. 

Of course, as many in the comments have pointed out, winning trophies is a major part of becoming a great in the competition and Salah has no silverware to his name at Anfield.

That could all change this season as Liverpool command a four-point lead over Manchester City with 15 games remaining.

However, even if Liverpool's title charge implodes in spectacular fashion, Salah's individual contribution is already enough to put him alongside legends.

Do you think Salah will win the Premier League this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

Topics:
Thierry Henry
Football
Mohamed Salah
Sergio Aguero
Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney
Liverpool
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