Liverpool star Salah on course to beat Messi and Ronaldo in top European accolade

Liverpool Mohammed Salah after he was presented with his record-breaking award. PHOTO: COURTESY.

London, ENGLAND: Deemed as a winger, which has been his favorite position, not even the pundits would have imagined Mohammad Salah could make a dangerous goal poacher in one of the hardest European Leagues, the English Premier League.

To the surprise of many, he is now favorites to claim the European golden shoe gong this season ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid adducing to his incredible debut season at Liverpool which has seen trusted and valuable betting firms banking on him to leave Anfield at the end of the season.

With its special offers and stakes, Betway Kenya has seen gamblers grappling to place their bet on Salah joining Real Madrid in the summer compared to other top European giants like PSG and Bayern Munich who are also believed to be chasing his signature.

Salah has proved why he is the most sought-after player currently by writing history with his goalscoring record that saw him become the first African player to net 30 goals in a single season in the English Premier League, one more than previous record holder, Chelsea and Ivorian’s legend Didier Drogba.

He has also confirmed his name in history books as the first player to win three Player of the Month accolade in the same campaign after he was feted in March, February and November.

His strike in Liverpool’s 3-0 home win against Bournemouth meant he become the eighth player after Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Kevin Phillips, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez to break the 30 goal barrier in the Premier League.

He also becomes just the third Liverpool player to score 40 goals in all competitions in a single season. Roger Hunt and Ian Rush (twice) are the only others to have managed it.

With Premier League golden boot in sight, Salah who joined Liverpool from Italian side AS Roma in 39m euro deal last summer, which is a bargain, is now determined to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the European Golden Shoe.

Both Messi and Ronaldo are chasing a record of fifth, with the former on 29 LaLiga goals and the latter paltry on 23, Salah who is on 30 Premier League goals is likely to give them a run for their money should he maintain his goal-scoring spree.

Messi and Ronaldo, however, have a slight advantage over the Liverpool star since the Reds have only four matches remaining before the Premier League season come to close compared to the duo who have a match more in La Liga. Nevertheless, proficiency in-front of goal remains a determinant.