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Egypt’s Salah breaks Drogba’s record as highest scoring African in Premier League

Mohammed Salah celebrates a score [Image: @salahmohammed/Instagram]
Egypt—Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has overtaken Didier Drogba as the highest-scoring African in Premier League history.

The Egypt international scored three goals against Manchester United in the 5-0 battering at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Salah now has 107 goals to his name in the English top-flight, taking him above Chelsea’s great Drogba, who scored 104.

Salah has reached the milestone in just 167 Premier League matches.

Two of the goals were scored during his time at Chelsea and has now struck 105 in 154 matches for Liverpool.

Sadio Mane is also high up the charts of African scorers in the Primer League, having netted 100 goals.

Salah made further Liverpool history with his first goal of the game against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

He is the first-ever reds player to score in three consecutive matches at Old Trafford and has now scored in 10 straight appearances in all competitions.

Additionally, Salah has become the first player in more than 18 years to score a treble for an away team at Old Trafford, matching Ronaldo’s feat for Real Madrid in 2003.

The 29-year-old is on a hot streak this season, having scored 15v times in 12 matches in all competitions.

The Reds attacker was delighted with his side’s performance at their points, telling Sky Sports: “I think it is great to win 5-0 here, we knew the game would be tough if we did not play our game.

“We knew they would come and try to give everything so we had to give 100%. We just tried to play our football and play in between the lines to create more chances. We did that and we were lucky to score.

“As long as the team keeps winning I am happy to give my best to the team to win. The first goal I gave to Naby Keita to score.

“We know what it takes to win the Premier League, we did it two years ago. A big win here but still only three points.

“We try to win each game and try to win the title.  We need to play to win everything. From our heads from preseason, we need to win the premier league and hopefully, we go for that.”