PHOTO: Liverpool squad honours Mohamed Salah's 200-goal milestone

The Liverpool squad gathered to celebrate Mohamed Salah's 200 goals for the club at training on Tuesday.

Salah reached the milestone when he scored the equaliser in the Reds' 2-1 comeback win over Crystal Palace on Saturday – the goal also marked his 150th in the Premier League.

The double century of goals is a remarkable achievement by the 31-year-old Egyptian, who becomes only the fifth player to reach that figure for the club – after Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson and Billy Liddell.

Of the other players on Liverpool's top scorers list, only Hodgson (a goal every 1.56 games) has a better games to goals ratio than Salah (1.62).

Speaking after the win over Palace, Jurgen Klopp hailed his number 11.

“We’ve carried that shirt already for two weeks with us, now finally we could give it to him,” Klopp joked. “It was pretty much the best moment to score it, to be 100 percent honest.

“Incredible number for a super special, super-super special player. I don’t know how often he saved us with a goal he scored in the right moment.

“It was a pretty loud reception for him in the dressing room, when I gave him the shirt with the 200 on the back.

“The players were asking for a speech, but you’ll have to ask him if he gave one, because I had to go for media work then so I don’t know.

“But really, really special. Really happy for him.

“Now that’s off the shoulder, because when you have 199 it’s probably different to when you have 198. So now we can go for the next 100.”

Klopp's side returned for training at the AXA centre on Tuesday, with the full squad assembling for a team picture alongside Salah and his '200' shirt.

Both Liverpool and Salah posted the image on their social media channels, while fans will also be glad to see the likes of Andy Robertson, Diogo Jota, Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago in their training kits and amongst the squad as they continue their respective recoveries from injury.

While Salah is unlikely to be used in the midweek clash against Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium – with Liverpool already qualified for the Europa League last 16 – he will be targeting goal number 201 against Manchester United this Sunday.

Of all his career opponents, United are the team the winger has scored against the most frequently with 12 strikes to date.

Share This Article