Mohamed Salah's stunning goal record this season will not be a one-off.
That is the prediction of former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman, who believes the Egyptian can replicate a streak that has so far yielded 28 goals in 34 matches in the years to come.
Salah became the quickest player to reach 20 strikes in the Premier League for the Reds when he netted twice in last weekend’s dramatic draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
In the process, the No.11 reduced the gap to Harry Kane at the top of the division’s scoring charts to one with a dozen matches remaining this term.
And McManaman has no doubt that the summer signing from AS Roma can maintain such prolific numbers – because his natural talents are built to do so.
“He looks like he will score goals for a long time,” he said.
“You looked at Harry Kane three years ago and you thought, ‘wow, he’s scored 25 this year’ and you always expected him to go on the following year and score another 25 because he is one of those centre-forwards.
“It was like when Robbie [Fowler] played or Michael [Owen]; you always expected them every single year – because of the movement and the goals they scored – to score another 25, no problem.
“And he [Salah] looks as if he will do it every single year now. If he keeps on settling in and improving you fancy him to score all the time.
“Every single game he just seems to be scoring and surprising everyone, and even when he is missing chances he is in the right position.”