The Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah continued his creativity with his Liverpool football team in 2020, following the path of his previous years in his busy career with the red team.
After winning several titles and prizes since joining Liverpool from Rome in June 2017, he carried the good news for Salah after winning for the first time with the team the Premier League title, which was suspended from March until last June; Due to the repercussions of the Corona virus, which also caused matches to be held behind closed doors.
Salah played an important role in regaining the Premier League title, which he has been absent for 3 decades, after he was the team’s top scorer in the prestigious competition with 19 goals, and he made 10 other goals. To lead the team to win the championship for the 19th time in its history, reducing the difference with Manchester United, the record holder in the number of times in the championship, to a title only.
Salah became the first Egyptian player to win the Premier League throughout the history of the competition, while he became the second Arab player to win the title after the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, who achieved the same achievement twice with his former club Leicester City in the 2015-2016 season, and his current team, Manchester City, in the 2018-2019 season.
Salah hopes to lead the “Reds” towards retaining the English Premier League title this season, as the team is currently at the top of the championship after 15 stages of the competition.
The “Egyptian King” continues to shake the net of his rivals in the local championship this season, as he is currently the top scorer in the English Premier League with 13 goals.
Salah aspires to regain the (Golden Boot) award as the top scorer of the season in the competition, which he obtained in his first two seasons with Liverpool, before losing it last season.
This year, Salah surpassed many of the legends of the round witch in the list of historic scorers in the English Premier League, after his scoring record in the tournament reached 88 goals so far, with two goals with his former club Chelsea and 86 goals with Liverpool.
Salah ranks 40th in the list of historical scorers for the competition, surpassing Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 84 goals with his former team Manchester United, Belgian Eden Hazard, former Chelsea star (85 goals), and retired Dutch legend Denis Bergkamp, the Arsenal icon (87 goals).
On the European level, Salah did not achieve the same success with Liverpool, after the English team left the European Champions League last season early in the final price, after losing 2-4 to Atletico Madrid, to lose the title that he won in the 2018-2019 season.
Despite this, Salah was on a date with a wonderful achievement with Liverpool in the Champions League in 2020, after he became in December the current record goal scorer for the team in the continental competition with 22 goals, surpassing the previous record, held by retired star Steven Gerrard, who scored 21 A goal during his career with the team championship.
In general, Salah participated in 43 matches with Liverpool in various competitions in 2020, during which he scored 26 goals and made 10 more.
The opportunity remains favorable for Salah to increase his scoring tally with Liverpool this year, if he participates in the remaining two matches in the English Premier League in 2020 against his guest West Bromwich Albion tonight, and his host Newcastle United next Wednesday.
Among the top 10 players in the world
Salah maintained his presence in the top ten on the list of the best players in the world, within the “the best” awards presented by FIFA, for the third year in a row, after he ranked sixth in the list, which was announced. Recently.
Salah, who was the only Arab player on the list that was nominated for the award, surpassed many of the round witch emperors at the moment, such as Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, Brazilian Neymar, Dutchman Virgil van Dyck and Spain’s Sergio Ramos.
During the current year, Salah won the award for the best player in England for the year 2020, in a public referendum conducted by the British newspaper “Mirror” (Mirror), which selected him to also be on the ideal list for the English Premier League this year.
Mohamed Salah also ranked eighth in the list of the 100 best soccer players in the world this year, according to the British newspaper “The Guardian” last Thursday.
At the international level, Salah did not participate in any match with the Egyptian national team this year, as he was infected with the new Corona virus during his presence in the only team camp this year.
And recently, Salah raised doubts about his future with Liverpool, after opening the way to the possibility of his departure from Anfield Castle in the future, during a recent interview with the Spanish newspaper “AS” (AS), at a time during which the Liverpool administration expressed its commitment to the survival of the player, According to the British newspaper “The Sun”.
Salah hinted to leave and Klopp opens the door
Salah, whose current contract with Liverpool expires in the summer of 2023, announced his frustration at not carrying the captaincy in the Champions League, after German coach Juergen Klopp preferred to award it to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Former Egyptian star Mohamed Aboutrika, who is close to Salah, strengthened speculation about the player’s future with Liverpool, after he confirmed, during recent media statements, that Salah had confessed to him that he did not feel comfortable with Liverpool now, without disclosing the reasons.
On the other hand, the British newspaper “Express” claimed that the Liverpool administration is finding it difficult to extend the contract of Salah, who insists on leaving, in search of a new experience in his sports career, which may force Klopp to leave the player.
The newspaper revealed that despite Salah receiving a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds (268,000 dollars), in addition to the desire from the club’s management to improve the player’s contract; However, Salah will not extend his contract in the near future.
The newspaper pointed out that Klopp will decide if he will give the green light to Salah’s departure in order to obtain large funds to sign another player and rebuild in the front line again.
For his part, Klopp confirmed in statements to the “Guardian” newspaper that “people cannot be forced to stay .. if a player wants to leave, perhaps we cannot prevent him from that; but I do not understand why anyone wants to leave.”