Salah Breaks Drogba's Premier League Record

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

He also remains in the running to become the PFA Player of the Year as his battle with Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne is set to go down to the wire.

While the Egyptian sharp shooter is five goals ahead of Tottenham's Harry Kane in the Golden Boot shootout.

Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on record-breaking star Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool forward celebrated his 40th goal of the season against Bournemouth.

"To win the Champions League is huge for everyone".

Mohamed Salah would trade the Golden Boot for Champions League glory.

Liverpool should have built on their early lead and the only surprise was that Bournemouth managed to keep in the match, and keep Salah out, until the 69th minute.

But it took nearly 70 minutes for the sensational Salah to get his moment as he rose to head Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross over Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic.

Salah has now scored 40 goals across competitions this term, becoming only the third player in Liverpool history to reach that figure.

"It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team", he told United Kingdom newspapers. It (Rush's record) is also very close, it's just seven goals.

"I can not lie - it is in my mind". I know the reason is we come here together to win things but I think the way you try to do it is important. I'm also sure Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero'.

"He tried to motivate us like usually and in the end everybody was in the right place at the right time to win every ball".

"The finish from Mo was a bit of an unusual one for him and one that maybe took everyone by surprise", midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain added.

"Playing like this is great, it's just great and scoring these goals is really good - 300 is really a massive number, to be honest", said Klopp.

"We played well and created many chances, scored three goals and it was well deserved".

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