Jamie Carragher backs Mohamed Salah to break Steven Gerrard’s European goalscoring record in Liverpool
Jamie Carragher backs ‘terrifying’ Mohamed Salah to break Steven Gerrard’s all-time European goalscoring record for Liverpool
- Mohamed Salah scored twice for Liverpool as they tricked Porto on Tuesday
- The 29-year-old Egyptian now has 29 goals for Liverpool in Europe after double
- It’s just one behind Steven Gerrard’s 30 Champions League goals for the Reds
- And Jamie Carragher expects Salah to break it before the end of the group stage
Jamie Carragher believes Mohamed Salah will break Steven Gerrard’s goalscoring record for Liverpool in Europe ‘in the next few games’ after the Egyptian’s double against Porto on Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old scored twice alongside Roberto Firmino, while Sadio Mane was also on target as Jürgen Klopp’s men kept their 100 per cent start in Group B of this season’s Champions League with a 5-1 win against the Portuguese team.
The goals took the former Roma star to 29 goals for Liverpool in Europe, and while that’s still 12 behind Gerrard’s record on the continent, the Egyptian is now just one away from the former England midfielder’s total of 30 goals. in Champions League football, including qualifying rounds.
Jamie Carragher (left) believes Mohamed Salah (right) will break Steven Gerrard’s European goalscoring record for Liverpool
Former midfielder Gerrard scored 30 Champions League goals, including qualifying rounds
And Carragher believes Salah will break the record his former Reds and Three Lions team-mate set before the end of the leagues group stage.
“Mo Salah, I mean, we know how great a goalscorer he is, but the form he’s in right now is terrifying,” former defenseman Carragher told CBS Sports via The Metro.
“Sadio Mane has been a bit hot and cold at times, so it’s really nice for him to be back on the scoresheet.
“But Salah, I think he’s very close to breaking Steven Gerrard’s record in Europe.
But Salah’s double in the 5-1 win against Porto brought his tally in Europe for the Reds to 29
“I think that will be broken in the coming matches, you could imagine.”
Senegalese star Mane, meanwhile, became only the third Reds player – after Salah and Gerrard – to score 20 Champions League goals after his easy tap at the Estadio do Dragao.
But it was Salah who – along with Curtis Jones – earned the most credit in Portugal, with Peter Crouch praising the former’s scoring ability as ‘incredible’ after also becoming the fastest player to score 100 goals for the club in the Premier League on the weekend.
Salah’s century of goals in 151 top-flight appearances has seen him outperform Alan Shearer, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry in reaching the milestone.
Roberto Firmino also scored twice as the Reds took the Portuguese outfit to the sword
Peter Crouch said Salah was incredible at Liverpool with the forward records
This fact left Crouch in awe and the pundit, speaking of BT Sport, insisted that the speed with which Salah finds the net is ‘becoming ridiculous’.
“That statistic, the people ahead of him — Shearer, Kane, Aguero — the company he works for is so valued that we’re really out of superlatives,” he said.
“He just continued where he left off last season. Last year he had a difficult season, but he still scores goals and becomes top scorer. It’s really unbelievable.
“He can score all kinds of goals. He’s one of those players that you know what’s going to happen, you know he wants to get on his left foot, but you can’t stop him.
“The number of goals he gets is going to be ridiculous.”