Mohamed Salah set to break Premier League record vs Crystal Palace

With Mohamed Salah currently sat on 28 Premier League goals this season, he is just one strike away from equalling Didier Drogba’s record for the most goals scored in a season by an African player.

The Reds travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday to take on Crystal Palace, with the Egyptian going in search of Drogba’s record which has stood since the 2009/10 league campaign.

Right now, Salah’s scintillating form has seen him net ten goals is last seven Premier League appearances, including four versus Watford two weeks ago.

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Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with his teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Salah has enjoyed a stellar season upon his return to the Premier League, with the attacker set to claim player of the year awards for his remarkable achievements.

His goal scoring record has been second to none, even managing to outscore Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who has claimed the Golden Boot for the last two seasons running.

The 25-year-old now looks set to claim another record with Drogba’s record for the most goals scored in a season by an African player in his sights.

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Next up for Salah is Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer’s joint-record for the most goals in one Premier League season, with the two legendary strikers netting 34 goals during the 1993/94 and 1994/95 respectively.

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