• Salah is into his fifth season at Liverpool
  • He recently surpassed 100 goals in the Premier League
  • In the ongoing campaign, he has already netted 17 goals in just 12 games

Mohamed Salah, who stands seventh in the list of top scorers for Liverpool FC, recently became the first-ever Reds player to score in 10 consecutive competitive matches.

Salah achieved the feat in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Manchester United, where the Egyptian King netted a hattrick, making him the first opposition player to score a Premier League hattrick at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old forward is arguably experiencing his best form in the ongoing season, having scored 17 goals along with five assists in 12 appearances for the Anfield side, across all competitions. He recently beat Chelsea great Didier Drogba's record to become the highest-scoring African player in Premier League's history.

Salah, who has also played for Chelsea, has so far played 167 matches in the English top-flight and scored 107 goals, three more than Drogba.

The Egypt national moved from Roma to Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and has since become one of the most important members of the Jurgen Klopp side.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford AFP / Oli SCARFF

Let’s look at Salah’s Liverpool debut, which was an away league game against Watford on Aug. 12, 2017. Giving just glimpses of his abilities, Salah scored and provided an assist during his debut. Here is Liverpool’s starting XI and substitutes in the Watford match:

Sadio Mane

Salah, along with Mane and Roberto Firmino, has formed a lethal front three in European soccer. Mane, who is still with Liverpool, had scored in the game and his goal was set up by Emre Can.

Roberto Firmino

Firmino had doubled Liverpool’s lead against Watford and interestingly, his goal was assisted by then-debutant Salah. Firmino and Salah still combine to produce some of the best goals for Liverpool.

Mo Salah

Coincidentally, Salah’s goal was assisted by Firmino.

Gini Wijnaldum

Wijjnaldum was one of the midfielders who started for Liverpool against Watford. The Dutchman left the Reds in the summer of 2021 and now plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Emre Can

German midfielder Can, who played for Liverpool for four seasons, started against Watford. Salah’s maiden campaign with Liverpool, 2017-18, was Can’s final one with the Reds. He now plays for Dortmund.

Jordan Henderson

Salah made his Liverpool debut under Henderson’s captaincy. Henderson became the first-ever Liverpool captain to win the Premier League and Salah played a key role in Liverpool’s title win in the 2019-20 campaign.

Dejan Lovren

Defender Lovren was one of the center-backs during Salah’s debut game. In the coming years, both the players would become best of friends off the field. The Croatian defender left Liverpool in the summer of 2020 and now plays for Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg.

Joel Matip

The other center-back for the Watford match was Matip, who is still with Liverpool and continues to play a crucial part in Klopp’s side.

Alberto Moreno

Liverpool’s left-back for the Watford game was Spain’s Moreno. He left the club in the summer of 2019 and now plays for La Liga side Villarreal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

When Salah made his Liverpool debut in the Watford game, Liverpool’s right-back was Alexander-Arnold. Over the years, the Liverpool born has become a vital cog of the Reds team.

Simon Mignolet

Liverpool’s goalkeeper was Mignolet for the Watford game, who had conceded three goals as the Reds were held at a 3-3 draw. The arrival of Alisson Becker, Salah’s former Roma teammate, was still a season away. Mignot now plays for Belgian side Club Brugge.


On debut, Salah was subbed off after 86 minutes. As many as three substitutes were made by Klopp and the players who had come off the bench were Divock Origi, Joe Gomez and James Milner, who still are with Liverpool FC.