When Mohamed Salah took his Liverpool tally to 199 against LASK in the Europa League, few would have thought that he would still be chasing his 200th goal over a week later.
After all, Liverpool had clashes with Fulham and bottom-placed Sheffield United to follow, games that the Reds scored six goals in collectively.
Yet, despite some opportunities, the Egyptian couldn't grab his double-century in a red shirt. However, Salah has a great opportunity to reach the milestone this Saturday as Liverpool prepare to face one of his favourite opponents.
While their main concern has been scoring goals of late, Palace have been far more porous than they would have liked, conceding an average of two goals per game over their last seven matches.
That will be music to Salah's ears, the winger already boasting a strong goalscoring record against Saturday's opponents.
Liverpool's No. 11 has netted seven goals in his ten meetings with Palace as a Liverpool player, having only scored more against nine other sides over the course of his career.
Salah has also produced six assists in that time, although he failed to score in either of Liverpool's clashes with the Eagles last season.
The former Chelsea man has bagged two braces against Palace before in exciting wins, the first coming at Anfield in a 4-3 victory back in 2019 and the second during a 7-0 thrashing at Selhurst Park in 2020 - the latter a game Salah actually started on the bench.
Salah has a combined 20 goals and assists already this season across all competitions, 16 of which have come in the Premier League.
The attacker will be hopeful of adding to that tally come Saturday afternoon.