Thousands of Liverpool fans are expected to be emotional during today’s match, as it will be the first time Anfield has hosted a maximum capacity crowd since March last year.
Salah now has 98 Premier League goals under his belt after his exceptional strike against Norwich City last weekend.
The Egyptian knows that it will be necessary for him to net two more Premier League goals to join the exclusive ‘100 club’.
As the Premier League era has existed for nearly 30 years, just 29 players have managed to be successful at this, with seven of those Reds having appeared in at least one match during their career.
Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane, Nicolas Anelka, Emile Heskey, and Michael Owen.
It’s impossible to deny the likelihood that Salah will be the eighth Liverpool player to join the exclusive ‘100 club’.
Preview: Liverpool vs Burnley, team news, lineups, prediction and more
Liverpool and Burnley clash in the opening fixture of game week 2 in front of the Anfield loyal on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side eased a 3-0 win against Norwich City whereas the Clarets were thwarted 2-1 by Brighton and Hove Albion at home.
The customary opening day goal from Mohamed Salah capped off a record-breaking performance from the Egyptian at Carrow Road, as he curled in a delightful effort to put the game to bed against Norwich after setting up Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino’s earlier strikes.
Salah’s goal made him the first player in Premier League history to score in season openers 5 times in a row.
With rumours of a new deal that would make him the most paid in the Reds’ history circulating, the 29-year-old has certainly proven that he deserves the bumper package.
Key players returning from injury layoffs and plenty more committing their futures to the club, Klopp’s men are making statements both off and on the field. Continue reading