Jamie Carragher backs ‘scary’ Mohamed Salah to break Steven Gerrard’s all-time European goalscoring record for Liverpool
- Mohamed Salah scored twice for Liverpool as they hammered Porto on Tuesday
- The 29-year-old Egyptian now has 29 targets for Liverpool in Europe after double
- It is only one behind Steven Gerrard’s 30 Champions League targets for the Reds
- And Jamie Carragher expects Salah to break it earlier than the top of the group stage
Jamie Carragher believes Mohamed Salah will break Steven Gerrard’s goalscoring record for Liverpool in Europe ‘within the subsequent couple of video games’ following the Egyptian’s double in opposition to Porto on Tuesday night time.
The 29-year-old netted twice together with Roberto Firmino whereas Sadio Mane was additionally heading in the right direction as Jurgen Klopp’s males maintained their 100 per cent begin in Group B of this season’s Champions League with a 5-1 win in opposition to the Portuguese outfit.
The strikes took the previous Roma star to 29 targets for Liverpool in Europe, and whereas that’s nonetheless 12 behind Gerrard’s record on the continent, the Egyptian is now only one away from the previous England midfielder’s whole of 30 targets in Champions League soccer, together with qualifying rounds.
Jamie Carragher (left) believes Mohamed Salah (proper) will break Steven Gerrard’s European goalscoring record for Liverpool
Former midfielder Gerrard scored 30 Champions League targets, together with qualifying rounds
And Carragher believes Salah will break the record his former Reds and Three Lions team-mate set earlier than the top of the group phases of the competitions.
‘Mo Salah, I imply we all know how nice of a goalscorer he’s, however the kind he’s in is scary on the minute,’ former defender Carragher mentioned on CBS Sports via The Metro.
‘Sadio Mane, at instances, has blown slightly bit cold and warm, so it is very nice for him to get again on the scoresheet.
‘But Salah, I believe he is very shut to breaking Steven Gerrard’s record in Europe.
But Salah’s double within the 5-1 win in opposition to Porto took his tally in Europe for the Reds to 29
‘I believe that shall be damaged within the subsequent couple of video games, you’ll think about.’
Senegalese star Mane in the meantime grew to become solely the third Reds participant – after Salah and Gerrard – to rating 20 Champions League targets following his straightforward tap-in on the Estadio do Dragao.
But it was Salah who – together with Curtis Jones – earned a lot of the plaudits in Portugal, with Peter Crouch lauding the previous’s goalscoring skill as ‘unimaginable’ after he additionally grew to become the quickest participant to internet 100 targets for the membership within the Premier League on the weekend.
Salah’s century of targets in 151 appearances within the top-flight has seen him higher Alan Shearer, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry in reaching the milestone.
Roberto Firmino additionally scored twice because the Reds put the Portuguese outfit to the sword
Peter Crouch mentioned Salah has been unimaginable at Liverpool with the ahead breaking information
This truth left Crouch awestruck and the pundit, talking on BT Sport, insisted the rate through which Salah is discovering the online is ‘changing into ridiculous’.
‘That statistic, the individuals which can be forward of him – Shearer, Kane, Aguero – the company he is in is simply so esteemed, we run out of superlatives actually,’ he mentioned.
‘He’s simply carried on the place he left off final season. He had a tough season final year, however he is nonetheless banging in targets and ending prime goal-scorer. It actually is unimaginable.
‘He can rating all sorts of targets. He’s a type of gamers that you realize what is going on to occur, you realize he needs to get on his left foot however you can’t cease him.
‘The quantity of targets he is getting is changing into ridiculous.’