Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah signed off the Premier League season in fitting fashion on Sunday as he claimed the 2017-18 Golden Boot with yet another milestone goal.

His clever turn and finish in the 4-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion on the last day made him the record goalscorer in a 38-game Premier League campaign.

Salah's 32nd strike of the league season moved him clear of Luis Suarez (Liverpool, 2013-14), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08) and Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995-96), who all scored 31.

But that's just one of a series of incredible landmarks to fall at the feet of the PFA, FWA and Premier League Player of the Year.

Here we look back at a record-breaking debut season for Liverpool's summer recruit.


Scores on Liverpool debut

Following his high-profile switch from AS Roma, Salah took just 57 minutes to score his first competitive goal for Liverpool.

The forward forced home Roberto Firmino's back-post cross to help secure a 3-3 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the Premier League season and matched the record of 12 different Liverpool players who scored on their debuts.

Most LFC Player of the Month awards in a season

Having netted three goals and provided two assists in his first five games, Salah scooped Liverpool's Player of the Month award for August and quickly followed that with September's accolade.

He has now won a club-record seven POTM awards in a season. 

Sends Egypt to the World Cup

Not strictly a record, but during October's international break,  Salah scored both goals – including a 95th-minute penalty – as Egypt beat Congo 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier to send the Pharaohs to the finals for the first time since 1990. 


Quickest LFC player to 10 Premier League goals

Salah's Kop-end strike in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea took his Premier League tally to 10 goals in just 13 games and no player had ever done it quicker for the Reds.

The Liverpool No.11 matched a milestone previously set by Daniel Sturridge.


Equals Roger Hunt's New Year record

Salah's match-winning double against Leicester City in the final game of 2017 took his overall total to a remarkable 23 goals in just 29 games.

No player had ever scored more in a season before the turn of the year and he equalled Roger Hunt's club record from the 1961-62 season.


Quickest to 25 LFC goals

Salah's second-half strike in Liverpool's FA Cup tie with West Bromwich Albion saw him hit 25 goals for the Reds in just 32 appearances - making him the fastest player to reach a quarter of a century for more than 102 years.

Only George Allan (1895-96) and Fred Pagnam (1914-15) have achieved the feat in fewer games.


Fastest Liverpool player to 20 Premier League goals

Salah struck a brace in thrilling 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur to notch 21 Premier League goals for the Reds in just 25 top-flight appearances - beating Fernando Torres and Sturridge in hitting the 20-goal landmark in the fewest games.

The LFC No.11 had also been directly involved in 27 goals in the league, the joint-most of any player in their first 25 appearances for a club in the competition.

Highest-scoring Egyptian in Premier League history

Having scored two Premier League goals during his time at Chelsea, Salah's brace against Spurs took his career tally in the competition to 23 to beat the record of Mido.

The Egyptian, who tweeted his congratulations to countryman Salah, scored 22 times during stints with Tottenham, Middlesbrough, West Ham United and Wigan Athletic from 2004 to 2010.

Most left-footed goals in a Premier League season

Salah struck his 20th left-footed goal of the season in a 4-1 win against West Ham United to beat the Premier League record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

Fowler struck 19 goals with his left foot during the 1994-95 season, while Salah would go on to raise the benchmark to 25 by the end of this season.


Most Premier League POTM awards in a season

After scooping the Premier League Player of the Month awards for February and November, Salah added March's accolade to become the first player ever to win three in a single season. 

Tottenham's Jürgen Klinsmann won the inaugural gong back in August 1994 and no player had won it more than twice in a season since.

Most goals by an LFC player in a debut season

Salah netted four goals in Liverpool's 5-0 win against Watford to take his season total to 36 goals in all competitions and overtake Torres' club record of 33 strikes in a debut campaign.

Salah would go on to obliterate the old benchmark, notching 44 goals with a Champions League final against Real Madrid still to play.

First Egyptian to score a Premier League hat-trick

Salah's four-goal haul against the Hornets also made him the first Egyptian player to score a Premier League hat-trick. Egypt are the 10th African country to provide a hat-trick scorer in the competition and the 43rd nation overall.


Highest-scoring African in a Premier League season

Salah netted his 30th Premier League goal of the season in a 3-0 win against Bournemouth to surpass Didier Drogba's record for the most goals scored by an African player in a single season in the English top flight.

Ivory Coast striker Drogba scored 29 for Chelsea during the 2009-10 season, while Salah would end the 2017-18 campaign with 32.

Fastest Liverpool player to 40 goals

That phenomenal looping header against Bournemouth also saw Salah hit 40 goals across all competitons in club-record time.

The LFC No.11 hit the benchmark in 45 games to beat Allan's milestone of 40 in 49 matches.

Most goals by a Liverpool player in a Champions League season

Salah struck twice in a 5-2 win against former club AS Roma to become the first ever Liverpool player to score 10 goals in a single Champions League campaign.

However, the Egyptian's record lasted just 38 minutes (including half-time) as Roberto Firmino bagged a double in the same match to equal it.

Part of highest-scoring trio in Champions League history

With Sadio Mane also scoring in that match against Roma at Anfield, Liverpool's front three set a new benchmark as the highest-scoring trio for a single club in a Champions League campaign.

Their 29 goals - Salah (10), Firmino (10), Mane (nine) - moved them ahead of Real Madrid's Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, who netted 28 times in 2013-14.


Record Premier League goalscorer in single season

Salah became the most prolific goalscorer ever in a 38-game Premier League season when he struck the opener in a 4-0 win over Brighton on the final day of the campaign.

That goal took his overall tally to 32, beating the 31-goal record set by Shearer (Blackburn, 1995-96), Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08) and Suarez (Liverpool, 2013-14).

Most games scored in during a Premier League season

That final-day strike also saw Salah net in 24 different Premier League games to break the previous best of 21 in a 38-game season, held jointly by Manchester United pair Ronaldo (2007-08) and Robin van Persie (2012-13).

Most opponents scored against in a Premier League season

His clever turn and finish against Brighton at Anfield also matched the Premier League record of scoring against 17 different teams in a single season.  

First player to outscore three Premier League teams

Salah's total of 32 strikes saw him end the season with more goals than West Brom (31), Swansea City (28) and Huddersfield Town (28) to become the first player to outscore three Premier League teams.

Still on to-do list... Most goals for Liverpool in a single season

Ian Rush scored an incredible 47 times in all competitions during 1983-84 to set the club record for most goals in a single season. Salah would need to score a hat-trick in the Champions League final against Real Madrid to match it.