Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes Mohamed Salah is a better player now than in his 44-goal debut season and deserves more recognition for his ‘computer game’ numbers.
Salah struck his 100th goal for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park earlier this month to reach his century in just his 159th appearance for the club.
The Egyptian’s instinctive volley looked set to give Jurgen Klopp’s men a valuable victory over their rivals but Henderson says the controversial nature of the match meant Salah’s achievement was somewhat lost.
The Liverpool skipper spoke in his programme notes ahead of the Reds’ Champions League clash with FC Midtjylland on Tuesday night about Salah’s incredible impact since his arrival at Anfield in the summer of 2017.
“Under any other circumstances, Mo’s goal that day would have been poured over for its genius and quality,” Henderson wrote.
“Then factor in it was his 100th goal for Liverpool and it should have dominated the headlines.
“Mo’s numbers are jaw-dropping. He’s achieved his century in just 159 appearances – that is computer game stuff!
“I read that Mo got to this milestone in the 3rd quickest time in LFC history. The other two Liverpool players who got to a century quicker are Roger Hunt and Jack Parkinson – and we are going back quite a long time. It just emphasises the enormity of his contribution.