“Europa League tax” – Mohamed Salah beating Thierry Henry’s INCREDIBLE record in Europe causes huge debate among fans
Mo Salah receives PFA Premier League fans’ Player of the Month for September.
(L-R) Thierry Henry, Mohamed Salah. (Source: via GOAL)
Mohamed Salah‘s goal in the 90+3rd minute of the game – against Toulouse in the UEFA Europa League – saw the Egyptian overtake Premier League legend, Thierry Henry‘s record for most European goals scored by a player for a Premier League club.
Coming off the bench in the 70th minute of the game, Mohamed Salah scored his 43rd goal in all European Competitions for Liverpool following the club’s victory at Anfield against French club, Toulouse. Prior to the match, the Egyptian was tied with Thierry Henry at 42 goals – which the French player got for Arsenal between 1999 and 2012. Out of Salah’s 43 goals, 41 of them came in the UEFA Champions League.
For now, this has caused a huge debate amongst fans. Some of football fans believe Mo Salah breaking records ‘left, right and center’ and in every game has become common. However, others feel that while the Egyptian has been consistent and is good, but Henry is a legend and will be that. Here are some of the fans reactions:
Liverpool has seized the lead in UEFA Europa League’s Group E with nine points, putting Jurgen Klopp‘s men in a strong position for the Round of 32. They only need one more win in their upcoming three matches. Next, they’ll play Toulouse in France in two weeks.
In the meantime, Liverpool will shift focus to domestic matches, facing Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and then clashing with Bournemouth in the EFL Cup.
Mohamed Salah puts Liverpool in a title race
Liverpool’s Egyptian talisman continues his brilliant form from last season as Mohamed Salah has started the new season for Jurgen Klopp’s side exceptionally well. The player has scored seven goals and has four assists to his name in just nine Premier League fixtures this season and also has two goals in the UEFA Europa League this season, playing only a total of 81 minutes in three fixtures.
Liverpool almost lost their main man as Saudi Arabian side, Al-Ittihad had bid £150 Million for the player – whose contract runs out in 2025. Rejection of the bid by Liverpool meant Salah would remain at the club proving fruitful for Jurgen Klopp as he finds himself in a title race following his player’s incredible run of form.
Currently fourth in the league, Liverpool find themselves only three points off current league leaders, Tottenham Hotspurs. With Liverpool’s next set of Premier League fixtures being favorable for the men in red, Jurgen Klopp will aim for nine points out of nine till their fixture against Manchester City on the 25th of November.
With qualification into the Europa League’s knockout stages all but done, Jurgen Klopp can pick his best side for his next three fixtures in the league against Nottingham Forest, Luton Town, and Brentford, before the league halts for yet another International Break.
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