Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah could go on to score nearly 70 goals this season after a stunning start to his Liverpool career, according to The Telegraph.
The Egyptian's double in Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton took him to 14 for the season in all competitions, and his manager has claimed how Salah's rich vein of form could see him reach new goalscoring heights.
Klopp said: “If he continued at this rate he would finish the season on something like 70 goals, which isn’t really likely." The German then added it was simply Salah's "moment" to seize the headlines.
He added: “We [all] have these moments. He could have scored the penalty [against Huddersfield] and he’s missed some big chances, but I realise [then] it’s just a moment. I really understand.”
The Telegraph worked out the maths of Salah's goalscoring form, and his current of goals would see him finish on around 29 goals at the end of the season, whilst progression in both the FA Cup and Champions League could take to him 40 or 50.
The bold prediction of 70 would be some feat, and would break a 90-year-old English football record, with Everton's Dixie Dean scoring 67 in all competitions in 1927-28.
Ruud van Nistelrooy is the last player to even come close to coming near that record, scoring 44 in all competitors back in 2002/03.