Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has joked that he may be reduced to tears if Mohamed Salah continues to “destroy” all of his Premier League records.
The Liverpool forward recently surpassed Drogba as the top-scoring African player in Premier League history after he netted a hat-trick against Manchester United in the 5-0 win at Old Trafford.
The Egyptian entered the derby with a tally of 103 goals — just one behind Drogba’s 102 — and subsequently got his name on the scoresheet three times to inflict a morale-sapping defeat on Liverpool’s great rivals.
Salah has since netted once more to consolidate his standing as the competition’s most prolific African player, netting the third in Liverpool’s 4-0 demolition job of Arsenal on Saturday evening.
He actually netted his first Premier League goal in a Chelsea shirt during a brief stint in 2013/14, but the majority of his efforts have come on Merseyside, in which he has also nabbed two Golden Boots and set a single-season record of 32 goals (his debut campaign at Anfield, 2017/18).
With no signs that Salah is slowing down, Drogba is now worried the 29-year-old may yet shatter some of his other records. The former Ivory Coast international is currently the record-holder for the African player with the most Premier League assists (54) and the most Champions League goals (44).
“If he continues, he’s going to destroy all my records! I want to cry,” Drogba quipped on Mehwar TV.
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