Mohamed Salah matched 20-year record after dominating 2023

The Liverpool football club emblem, You'll Never Walk Alone, at Anfield football stadium, Merseyside, NW England, UK - Image ID: E4CHEN

Liverpool faced off with Burnley on Tuesday in a tie they were expected to win with ease. The Reds eventually came away with a 2-0 win to go top of the Premier League.

Liverpool return to action on January 1 vs Newcastle and are 1/2 with bet365 to pick up the win.

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Mohamed Salah dominates 2023

With Liverpool set to play out the first Premier League game of 2024, a rather impressive Mohamed Salah stat has come to light.

Following Sunday’s Premier League games coming to a close, Salah was the only player with 15+ goals (24) and 15+ assists (15) in Europe’s big-five leagues in 2023.

He is also the first player to reach 15 for both goals and assists in a single Premier League calendar year since Thierry Henry in 2003.

Ahead of facing Newcastle, Liverpool can extend their lead top of the PL, something Jurgen Klopp has been discussing recently: “OK once, City were 10 or 15 points ahead and now they’re not. But January, February and March they can go full throttle. But Aston Villa improved massively, Tottenham is back, Arsenal improved massively, we are kind of back, and City are City.

“It’s not to do with coaching any more. It’s just recovery and then meetings, that’s how it is. That’s why Aston Villa can beat City and Arsenal because they are just good. It was always the case that you can go to somewhere like Bournemouth and lose because they’re incredible as well.

“That’s the Premier League at its best and probably how it should look. I would obviously prefer a different situation, but that’s not possible, so we take it like this.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.