- Mohamed Salah level with Eden Hazard with nine Premier League goals in 2017
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Mohamed Salah has continued to disprove those that doubted him upon his arrival at Liverpool during the summer.
The Egyptian, in particular, has diminished the ‘Chelsea flop’ tags that loomed over him after signing from Roma.
Salah’s first half brace against Southampton saw him become the Premier League’s top scorer with nine goals- equalling Eden Hazard’s league tally in 2017.
PL goals in 2017 ⚽️
Hazard – 9
Salah – 9
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 18, 2017
Granted, it doesn’t disregard the tough spell he endured at Chelsea, but it does grant Liverpool fans the opportunity to brag of what a bargain signing Salah has been.
He has been a revelation on Merseyside, cruising to 14 goals in 18 appearances for the club and thriving in Jurgen Klopp’s counterattacking system.
The forward looks at home alongside the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and has effortlessly formed a both natural and frightening understanding with Philippe Coutinho.
Salah was forced to settle for his second brace in as many Premier League outings, with Klopp replacing him with James Milner late in the second half against Southampton.