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Liverpool striker Salah on brink of Premier League African record

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah could become the top-scoring African in Premier League history against Watford.

One goal against Watford will be enough to equal the record, while two or more means the Egyptian will own it outright.

That record is currently held by Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba, who accumulated 104 goals over two spells with the London club before his eventual departure, for a second time, in 2015.

Salah, who also has a previous affiliation with the European champions, has become one of the Premier League's most prolific forwards since joining Liverpool from Italians Roma in 2017.

"He's so clever - his movement is unbelievable," former Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni told BBC Sport. "He's not a striker, so he can drop into the middle or wide [areas]. It's all about movement: he knows where to go, where to place himself.

"Players like Salah are very rare in modern football, a proper rare breed and special player. Barcelona had Lionel Messi and Liverpool have Salah, they both make things happen for their respective clubs, they have that powerful effect."

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