Mohamed Salah has made no secret of his desire to break the Premier League goals record in Sunday’s clash against Brighton.
Anfield will stage the Egyptian’s final chance to surpass his current tally of 31 goals and become the first played ever to score 32 goals in a 38-game campaign.
He enters the contest with the added motivation of Liverpool needing a win to seal a top-four finish ahead of Chelsea.
Speaking after receiving the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award, Salah was bullishly confident he can finish the job.
On the goal record, he said: “It is already broken.”
The forward was also full of praise for manager Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool teammates for assisting him through his remarkable season.
Salah is also just four goals shy of the 47 Ian Rush fired across all competitions over the 1983/1984 campaign, with two games remaining this season.
The 25-year-old’s stunning figures have been testament to how well-suited he is to Klopp’s system and attacking approach.
They also reflect his monumental progression during his spell in Italy after a stint with Chelsea in which he struggled to impose himself with any self-belief or conviction.
Kiev awaits as a chance for Salah to catapult his name into the club’s history books.