Callum Wilson, a forward for Newcastle United, has asserted that Mohamed Salah has a chance to win the Golden Boot for Liverpool this year.
On the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Wilson and Michail Antonio had a conversation regarding the Egyptian celebrity.
Mohamed Salah has had a greater impact on the Premier League than most forwards.
He had a rough time at Chelsea early in his career, but after moving to Anfield in 2017, he has found his greatest form. He has scored almost 200 goals.
He has since assisted Liverpool in winning multiple cups, the Premier League, and the Champions League.
He also has three Premier League Golden Boots to his name, which is more than players like Michael Owen and Didier Drogba and equal to those of Harry Kane and Alan Shearer.
Last year, Erling Haaland of Manchester City introduced a fresh threat to the league.
He created a new standard for strikers to aim for with his 36 goals in 35 games, and no player has even come close to matching it in the 42-game Premier League seasons.
The question of whether Callum Wilson believes Salah can win that title back for Liverpool this year has been answered.
It won’t be simple, but as he shown against Everton on Saturday, the 31-year-old can score goals even when not at his best.
Wilson claims that Salah of Liverpool will win the Golden Boot.
When asked who poses the greatest threat to Erling Haaland’s prospects of winning the Golden Boot, Wilson responded: “100% Mohamed Salah.” I would argue that [Mohamed] Salah consistently ranks high in terms of season-long goal scoring.
“If you see him play, he takes so many shots every game, they create a lot of chances, and he’s a very, shall we say, self-minded striker, so he’s always letting off shoots from all angles which is why he’s scored some fantastic goals during his career.
He must be placed there; it is impossible to look past him.
Wilson is supporting Salah to take on Haaland, as the Liverpool striker now trails him in the scoring statistics by just two goals.
His efforts have received less attention this season than they would have, which might not be a bad thing for the Reds if other players are garnering attention.
Jurgen Klopp will be encouraged by the arrival of players who already appear to be world-beaters at Liverpool, such as Dominik Szoboszlai.
Salah must be vying with Haaland for the Golden Boot if Liverpool wants to contend for first place in the Premier League this year.
If he helps the team win one more title, it might be the nicest farewell he could give the team given the rumors swirling around his future.