The Twitter Population Takes the Internet by Storm Praising Mo Salah for his New Record
Football fanatic or not, you can’t deny you love Mohamed Salah. Mo has not just become a national hero for the people of his own homeland, but he’s being viewed as royalty by almost everyone all around the world. The Egyptian King, that’s what they call him. Well, the king is actually making history at the moment. After his performance in Liverpool’s win against Bournemouth FC, the Twitter population has taken the internet by storm.
The Liverpool forward became the first player to score 30 league goals and a total of 40 goals for the entire season. Roger Hunt and Ian Rush were the only accomplishers of that feat. Additionally, Salah is proudly one league goal away from achieving the record for a 38-match season. This would make him join Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luis Suárez. Salah’s astonishing achievement makes him the first Arab player to score 40 goals in his first season with Liverpool and the first Egyptian to accomplish such a great thing in Europe’s iconic leagues.
After the 3-0 win, the goal scorer was mentioned in nearly half a million tweets celebrating him breaking a new record. This makes him one of the five most talked about athletes on Twitter along with the likes of Lebron James, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mo Salah scores his 40th goal of the season. Terrific achievement.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 14, 2018
He's in good company, there! ?
Mohamed Salah becomes the first Premier League player since Cristiano Ronaldo to score 40+ goals in a single season. ? pic.twitter.com/lCuNdVqzJL
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) April 14, 2018
40 goals this season ✔️
Seven in a row at Anfield ✔️
What a player Mo Salah is ? pic.twitter.com/DvXixBcy7G
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) April 14, 2018
40 – @22mosalah has become only the third different player in Liverpool history to score 40+ goals in all competitions in a single season after Roger Hunt (1961-62) and Ian Rush (1983-84 and 1986-87). Unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/0IrUc8Wmio
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 14, 2018