Mohamed Salah is a man on a mission this season.
Liverpool’s Egyptian King has started the 2020/21 Premier League campaign on fire and was instrumental in the Reds’ 3-1 win against Arsenal last night.
Salah didn’t get on the scoresheet, but he was a constant threat and the Gunners’ defence simply had no answer to the 28-year-old.
Kieran Tierney has been brilliant since his arrival from Celtic last summer, but Salah made the Scottish defender look like a rank amateur at Anfield.
That’s how good the former Chelsea man is these days and he’s undoubtedly one of the top 10 players in the world right now.
The Liverpool star is also far more than just a serial goal scorer and his statistics as a creative force so far this season support that argument perfectly.
Salah currently sits top of the tree in terms of chances created in the Premier League so far in 2020/21 with 11 from his first three games. Selfish? Think again!
Top creators in the Premier League this season sees the greedy and selfish Mo Salah at the top, 11 chances created.— Jake Gallagher (@MatchoftheDave) September 29, 2020
Big surprise to see Kalvin Phillips (9), Ryan Fredericks (9) and Lord Lundstram (7) up there too. #FPL
📊 Data from @WhoScored pic.twitter.com/5gYto3p5WA
Unsurprisingly, Everton’s James Rodriguez is only one behind Salah following his excellent start to life in the Premier League after joining from Real Madrid.
Kevin De Bruyne (9), Bruno Fernandes (7), Heung-min Son (8) and Harry Kane (8) are other big names that fans will have expected to feature following their exploits in the opening weeks of the season.
However, there are a few shock inclusions away from the aforementioned sextet. Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips creating nine chances from the holding midfield role? Not bad that.
West Ham and Chelsea right-backs Ryan Fredericks (9) and Reece James (8) both make the cut, as does Fantasy Premier League hero John Lundstram (7).
Mohamed Salah is the only player in the Premier League to have 30+ touches in the opposition box, create 10+ chances and complete 10+ take-ons this season.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 29, 2020
Only Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy and Son Heung-min have scored more goals than the Egyptian. pic.twitter.com/8kOSFStA07
A pretty interesting list, one that will surely alter greatly as the rest of the season plays out.
For now, it’s time for rival fans to give up with labelling Salah as ‘selfish’ in order to try and downplay his brilliance.
Yes, we know he loves scoring goals and can occasionally be a tad greedy with the ball at his feet, but he’s also a creative genius.