The prestigious 100 club is a group of the most elite players that have graced the Premier League. Over 4,000 players have played in the Premier League but only 29 players have reached a century of goals throughout the leagues history, but a certain Egyptian king is seemingly close to making that 30 players.
Mohamed Salah has had a plethora of individual achievements since joining Liverpool including two Premier League golden boots, the PFA player of the year, the FIFA Puskás award and two African player of the year awards. These achievements fill a more than impressive résumé but Salah is on the cusp of achieving even more.
The king who plays on the wing to secure wins is only six goals away from 100 Premier League goals. This would be an incredible feat when considering Salah’s short amount of time playing for the Reds. Scoring a century of goals whilst playing in Liverpool red has only be done by three past players (Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard) putting Salah in some truly elite company and undoubtedly cements his place as a Liverpool legend.
However, Salah may not be the next Premier League player to be allowed entry into the club as there are two others who are nearing the mark. Current Liverpool winger, Sadio Mané, and former Liverpool winger, Raheem Sterling, are on 92 and 95 goals respectively. On current form you would assume the Egyptian has the edge in this race for the 30th spot in the gang of century men.
Speaking of form, if Salah keeps up his goal per game ratio of 0.66, he will find himself ahead of Steven Gerrard’s final tally after the 2021/22 season. At the end of the 2022/23 season, Mohamed Salah will have 151 goals which will make him the 10th highest goal scorer in Premier League history and Liverpool’s most prolific scorer in league history. This is only if Salah sticks around for another two seasons (fingers crossed) and keeps up his goal scoring exploits (fingers double crossed).
Whilst we are looking at statistics and rankings, a goals per game ratio of 0.66 would be the third highest of all the 100 club alumni which beats out the likes of Alan Shearer and Andy Cole. Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool for an initial fee of £36.5million which means Liverpool have paid £388,297 for each of his league goals which seems like a decent deal in my opinion.
Salah has the opportunity to surpass league legend Thierry Henry as the fourth fastest to enter the club. This will come to light if Mo Salah gets the goals needed in his next eight games which does not seem like an impossible task for the man who hold the record for the most goals in one Premier League season. If Salah is unable to best Henry's record, there is no doubt he would take the place of fifth fastest to reach 100 as he would only need to score eight goals in 21 games.
With six games left in the current league campaign and six goals needed, Salah has the opportunity to end the season on a high by becoming the second ever African player to be get the exclusive ‘100 club’ jacket.