With his own name ringing in his ears to Liverpool fans at the corner of Carrow Road, Mohamed Salah has stabilized and made Premier League history.
The Reds supporters present had just started a song of Salah when the ball fell to him on the edge of the box from a half-cleared corner.
A check was followed by a shot and Tim Krul was beaten, Liverpool led 3-0 and Salah became the first player to score on five successive opening weekends of a league campaign.
Not content with goals against Watford, West Ham, Norwich and Leeds, the Egyptian captain added the Canaries to his roster for the second time to set a new top-flight record in English football.
“Mo is Mo and when the competition starts he shifts up a gear because he’s a good competitive boy and it’s good to have him,” Klopp summed up in his No.11.
Salah’s attempts to become Liverpool’s top scorer for a fifth season are in operation. And in a certain style too.
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The man known to fans as the “Egyptian King” was in top form at Norfolk as he made a few assists for Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino before scoring the game’s goal for himself with around 15 minutes to play.
After registering 31 last time, Salah is set to leave, and if Liverpool are to reclaim that Premier League title from Manchester City, they will be fueled by their goals.
Speaking of which, the former Chelsea man now has 126 in Liverpool red, a number that places him just outside the top 10 in Anfield history.
Still four more to his total and he will join Sam Raybould in 10th and he will most certainly intend to narrow the gap significantly over Harry Chambers (151) and Michael Owen (158) in the pantheon of all-round top scorers. the temperature. from Anfield.
Salah is just two years away from joining the Premier League’s 100 clubs alongside legendary figures like Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard at Anfield as well.
These are the types of players that Salah will be associated with at the end of his time at the club.
And when that fateful day is exactly, it must surely now be high on the priority list for Michael Edwards and Klopp.
Liverpool have made no secret of their desire to tie their biggest and brightest stars to longer-term contracts over the summer.
After initially adding team players like Harvey Elliott, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher to new contracts, the employee’s profile has grown significantly over the past two weeks as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson Becker have signed. new terms.
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Add Virgil van Dijk to that mix and it’s clear that Klopp is desperate to keep together the core of a team that has won both the Premier League and the Champions League over the past two years.
Then it just takes Salah.
The perhaps less than timid tweet from his agent as the ball ruffled the back of the Norwich net on Saturday suggested he was hoping the club’s makers had their eyes on the events on Carrow Road at the time.
“Hope they watch,” Ramy Abbas Issa tweeted as Salah still endured the adulation of 2,000 Reds fans at Carrow Road.
They will have been.
And “they” – whether it was Edwards and his team, or the club owner group Fenway Sports Group itself – were surely listening.
If player retention is greater than acquiring this transfer window, then a shiny new contract with Salah’s name simply needs to be slipped onto the negotiating table next.