Mohamed Salah's record-breaking first season for Liverpool

LIVERPOOL -- The Premier League season is over and Mohamed Salah has created an unbelievable amount of history in that time.

ESPN FC has chronicled the records the Egypt international has broken and feats achieved during his incredible first season at Liverpool.


Salah breaks Liverpool's transfer record

Having very nearly joined Liverpool, instead of Chelsea, in the winter of 2014, Salah eventually arrived at Anfield last summer from Roma for an initial fee of £36.9 million, which was a club-record transfer fee at the time.


Scoring on his Premier League debut

Salah's goal at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the season led to him becoming the 12th different player to score on his Premier League debut for Liverpool.

Salah wins Liverpool's player of the month

Three goals in five appearances during his first month on Merseyside saw Liverpool fans vote Salah the club's best player for the month of August.


First Egyptian to score on UCL debut for two clubs

Having scored against Chelsea for Basel in 2013, Salah achieved this feat when he put past Sevilla at Anfield (qualifiers excluded).

Salah wins Liverpool's Player of the Month award again

Three goals in five appearances led to Salah picking up the club's award for a second time.


The second-quickest to score five Prem goals

Only Robbie Fowler had scored more goals than Salah in their first nine Premier League appearances for Liverpool after the latter's goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Fowler got to five goals in eight games; Salah and Dirk Kuyt reached the mark in their ninth.

Salah's penalty sends Egypt to World Cup

Salah had the pressure of a nation on his shoulders before he converted an injury-time spot kick to help Egypt beat Congo 2-1 to secure their place at Russia 2018, a first appearance at the finals since 1990.


Nine goals in his first 12 league games

Salah's second goal in a contest with Southampton at Anfield bettered Fowler's achievement of eight goals in his first 12 Premier League games back in 1993.

Ten goals in his opening 13 Prem games

Salah scored his 10th of the Premier League campaign in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea. No player has done that quicker in the Merseyside club's history, and it equalled a record held by Daniel Sturridge.

First Egyptian to win the Prem player of the month

Seven goals in four November matches saw him see off competition from Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young and Eden Hazard for this award.

Club's Player of the Month again

Salah picked up this accolade for the third time within the space of four months.


Matches last season's goal tally at Roma

Salah's stunning, curling effort in the Merseyside derby on Dec. 10 was his 19th in 24 appearances in all competitions. (He had 19 goals in 41 appearances for Roma in 2016-17.)

BBC African Footballer of the Year

He beats Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Victor Moses to the award.

Twenty goals before Christmas

Scoring in the 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Dec. 17, Salah becomes the first Premier League player to have scored 20 times in all competitions during the 2017-18 season. He was the first player to do it for Liverpool since Ian Rush in 1986.

Equals Roger Hunt's record

The forward's double against Leicester City now sees him share a record with World Cup-winner Hunt, who netted 23 goals in a season before New Year in the 1961-62 season.

Again club's player of the month

Dejan Lovren is the only other Liverpool player to have won the award by this stage of the season.


Salah named Arab player of the year

His form with Liverpool and on the international stage is recognised in a poll of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries.

African Player of the Year at CAF Awards

Liverpool agree to fly Salah and teammate Mane to Accra, Ghana, via private jet to attend the awards, despite an upcoming fixture with Everton. Mane was runner-up.

Fastest to 25 goals in over a decade

Salah's goal in the defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup brought up his quarter-century for the Reds. Only George Allan (1895-96) and Fred Pagnam (1914-15) have reached that figure quicker.


Quickest player for Liverpool to Prem 20 goals

His first goal in the thrilling draw with Tottenham at Anfield led to the former Roma and Fiorentina player surpassing Fernando Torres and Sturridge in this regard.

Overtakes Mido as highest-scoring Egyptian

Salah's double against Spurs took his total number of goals scored in the Premier League to 23 -- having recorded two of those as a Chelsea player -- to beat Mido's tally of 22 during his spells at Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic.

Second-fastest Liverpool player to 30 goals

Salah's composed finish in the 5-0 win at Porto in a round-of-16 Champions League tie brought up goal No. 30 after just 36 appearances. Allan is the only other Liverpool player to better that.

Left-footed goals record

His goal against West Ham United was the 20th occasion in 2017-18 that Salah had scored in the Premier League with his left foot, surpassing Fowler's 19 left-footed strikes in 1994-95.

Prem player of the month a second time

His four Premier League goals and two assists in the month of February is recognised ahead of six other nominees, including Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Hazard.

Club's player of the month a fifth time

He scored in all four of Liverpool's fixtures during February.


First Egyptian to score Prem hat trick

Salah netted four times Saturday during Liverpool's 5-0 victory over Watford at Anfield.

Liverpool goals record

His quadruple against Watford meant he has now scored more than any other Liverpool player during his debut campaign on Merseyside, beating Fernando Torres' record.

Named PFA Player of the Month

Salah wins the award for the fourth time in the season after claiming 80 percent of the vote in an online poll.

Wins Premier League player of the month for third time to set new record

He is the first player to ever win the award three times in a season.

Club Player of the Month award No. 6

Salah easily beats Andrew Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool's award.


First Liverpool player to score 40 goals since 1987

Salah's goal during the 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield took his tally 40 in all competitions. Ian Rush was the last Reds player to break the 40-goal mark.

Fastest Liverpool player to reach 40 goals

Salah got to 40 in 45 games, while it took George Allan 49, Jack Parkinson 60, Robbie Fowler 61 and Daniel Sturridge 65.

Most games scored in a Premier League season

Salah's header against Bournemouth was the 22nd league game he had scored in this season, overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie's previous record of 21.

Named Liverpool's Player of the Month again

He collects this honour for the seventh time in the season.

He is named PFA Player of the Year

Salah becomes the first Egyptian to ever win the award and the seventh player in Liverpool's history.


Salah wins Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award

He narrowly beats De Bruyne to the award voted by football journalists.

Picks up double at Liverpool's annual Players' awards

Salah wins Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season at the event held at Anfield. The Egyptian would then board a flight to London to collect his FWA crown.

Sets record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League season

On the final day of the season, Salah brings up league goal No. 32 against Brighton and Hove Albion -- overtaking Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Ronaldo.

Scored against 17 different Premier League opponents this season

No player has ever scored against more teams in a Premier League season.

Premier League Player of the Season

Salah beats Kane, De Bruyne, Sterling, David de Gea and James Tarkowski in an online vote.

Secures Premier League Golden Boot

Salah secures the Golden Boot with 32 goals in 36 league appearances, beating Kane by two.