Mohamed Salah hopes to widen the gap between him and Steven Gerrard, with the Liverpool legend firmly backing his quest.
The Egyptian opened the scoring in the first minute of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with FC Midtjylland on Wednesday night, breaking Gerrard’s Champions League record in the process.
Gerrard’s 21 goals in Europe’s top competition was the club’s record, but after scoring his 22nd in Denmark, Salah became the stand-alone leader in that regard.
In smashing the former skipper’s tally in just three-and-a-half years, Salah’s prolific impact is clear to see.
And the 28-year-old now hopes to continue breaking scoring records at Anfield, with the hope of pulling away from the Rangers boss even further.
“It’s a great feeling of course to be the top scorer for this club and in their history,” Salah told BT Sport. “Something I am proud of but I need to keep going like that and score more goals.
“I need to make the gap bigger between me and him. I am trying all the time to score goals to help the team win games. That’s the most important thing.”
But there will be no hard feelings from Gerrard himself. Speaking after his record was equalled earlier this year, the legendary midfielder admitted he hoped his record would be “embarrassed” by Salah.
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“Records are there to be broken, of course they are,” said Gerrard.
“I was very proud to see Mo Salah equal my scoring record for Liverpool in Europe, it was only a matter of time. I honestly think he’ll go on and embarrass my record — and I hope that he does.
“My job for Liverpool was slightly different,” Gerrard added. “There is nothing better than seeing someone going for a record and then smashing it to pieces.”
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