Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has now joined the special group of players with 30 plus goals in a single season in Premier League season. The Egyptian scored against Bournemouth last weekend to take his League tally to 30 goals in 32 matches. In all competitions, he has netted 40 in only 45 matches. The 25-year old still has four more games to play before the season ends and two more in UEFA Champions League. He might get to fifty goals. Today, we want to look at other seven players who netted 30 plus goals in a season.
7. Andy Cole-1993/94
Manchester United legend Andy Cole is also on the list of seven special stars who netted 30 plus goals in a single season. However, he achieved that in a Newcastle United shirt in 1993/94 season when he netted 34 goals in a single season. Sir Alex Ferguson had seen enough. He signed him the following season and the rest, as they say, is history.
6. Kevin Phillips- 1999/2000
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In 1999/2000 season, Manchester United became the only English club in history to lift a treble. They lifted UEFA Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup. However, Sir Alex Ferguson side did not get the Golden Boot. Sunderland striker Kevin Philips netted 30 goals in 36 matches to lift the coveted award.
5. Robin van Persie- 2011/12
Arsenal and Manchester United legend Robin Van Persie also makes the special list. The former Dutch international netted 30 goals in 38 matches for the Gunners in his final season in 2011/12. He won no trophy that season. Sir Alex Ferguson signed him the following year and he helped him win his 13th Premier League title before retiring in 2013.
4. Luis Suárez- 2013/14
Luis Suarez had a great final season at Anfield before joining Barcelona in 2014. The Uruguayan forward netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League matches for Liverpool but unfortunately won zero trophies. It is a fact that made him decide to switch to Camp Nou and his decision was rewarded with a treble in his first season in La Liga. Mohamed Salah might beat his numbers this year but he will not be bothered by that too much.