Mo Salah joins Drogba in premier league record

Egypt's Mo Salah celebrates a goal in a past game./file

Liverpool Forward Mohammed Salah has joined former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in 100 goals score mark and becomes the second African player to reach a century of goals in premier league history.

The Egyptian star scored the opening goal for Liverpool in a victory of 3-0 against struggling Leeds united on Sunday evening that saw his side registering the  10th  point and go level with league leaders Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Egyptian becomes the 30th player to score 100   goals in the Premier League, but more impressively, he is the fifth-fastest to reach the tally after  Alan Shearer who is the fastest with 124 appearances, Harry Kane(141), Sergio Aguero (147), and Thierry Henry with 160 appearances

The 29 years old is now four goals to equalize Drogba’s goals whereby in total, Didier Drogba scored 104 goals in 254 Premier League appearances with Chelsea.

Salah’s teammate Sadio Mane registered his  97th goal in the same clash and become the third African player alongside former Arsenal and Manchester City star Emmanuel Adebayor.

Salah joined the league in January 2014 after signing for Chelsea from Basel and he scored two goals in 13 appearances with the club.

His first goal was registered in March the same year against Arsenal before joining Serie A where he played in Fiorentina on loan and AS Roma, before making a comeback in the premier league after joining Jurgen Klopp’s side Liverpool where he has 98 goals so far.