Mohamed Salah will be out to achieve a feat that no Liverpool player has ever achieved before in the Premier League during Saturday’s clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
The 29-year-old has struck 22 goals and set up 13 more in 31 top-flight appearances this season – the highest tallies in both categories as he seeks a Golden Boot and Playmaker award double swoop.
Salah both scored and assisted in the 4-0 victory over Manchester United last week – the sixth time in the 2021-22 Premier League season that he has made the net ripple and set up a teammate in the same game.
Should the Egypt international score and assist against Newcastle this weekend, he will become the first Liverpool player to do so on seven separate occasions in a single Premier League campaign.
Salah’s 13th assist for the league season came for Andy Robertson‘s header in last weekend’s Merseyside derby win over Everton, while he also provided the pass for Sadio Mane to prod home in Wednesday’s 2-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Villarreal.
Liverpool only need a draw to temporarily return to the top of the Premier League table before Manchester City meet Leeds United later on Saturday.