Mohamed Salah juggled the ball in the penalty area, took it around a clueless Jose Sa, and became the fastest Liverpool player to 30 goals since George Allan. And anyone who knows who Allan is, will appreciate the incredible substance of that record.
Put it like this. We’re not talking modern, Premier League era football here. This is not an achievement that takes place on Sky, or even in colour. If evidence exists of Allan’s talent it will be in written documents and statistical evidence, not moving images. Queen Victoria was on the throne when Allan played his first, and last game for Liverpool. His record was set in 1896 and his life was over three years later.
Allan died of tuberculosis in 1899 at the age of 24. He scored his first goal against Loughborough Town. This is the frame of reference we have for Salah’s scoring achievement.