Salah has long-term dreams of Liverpool’s Premier League goalscoring record

Mohamed Salah has dreamed of breaking Liverpool’s Premier League goalscoring record since his breakthrough at Anfield.

The Egypt international needs just two goals to surpass Robbie Fowler’s 128-goal mark for Liverpool before their home game against bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Salah has failed to match his own high standards this season, scoring nine times in 24 league games for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The former Chelsea and Roma striker hopes he doesn’t have to wait long to celebrate making history for the Reds.

Asked by Sky Sports about surpassing Fowler’s mark, the 30-year-old said: “That record in particular I think is really special for me.

“I think when I came in after my first season I had 32 goals and I thought I want to be Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League.

“I had that in my head that I had to hunt it. That was one of my motivations. Every day I [would] just wake up and i would want to break that record.

“It will be special for me. Being number one will be special for my career here at Liverpool. It’s something I’ve really been pursuing.”

Erik ten Hags United offer Salah the perfect opportunity to enjoy a milestone after scoring ten times in all competitions against the Red Devils – no Liverpool player has scored more.

Salah will look to add to his nine-goal tally in his last five games against United while struggling to surpass Fowler’s move.

“I think I started paying more attention to that number, maybe when I got 15, 20,” he continued. “But then I thought it was still so far away – more than 100 goals.

“I wasn’t sure how many seasons I would be here because it was my first season and after how many seasons [will it take] to break this record.

“But if you break it after six seasons, then that’s something great and something I’ll be very proud of.”

Salah already has the record as the African’s most goalscorer in the Premier League, while he equaled Liverpool’s European goals record with a goal in their recent 5-2 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.

While he suggested Fowler’s record could be his greatest achievement at Liverpool, Salah insisted personal milestones are no substitute for team success.

“I’ve had good games at Liverpool,” he said of his record-breaking exploits, before adding: “To be fair, as long as we achieve something as a team that’s the most important thing to me.

“I don’t want to be in a smaller team and be the only one breaking records. For me I want to win trophies, I want the players to be happy and I’m at a top club.

“To break that record at a club like Liverpool is something [that is going to be] gigantic.”

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