Didier Drogba reacts after Mohamed Salah beats his scoring record, heaps praise on Sadio Mane as well

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool against Norwich City-Premier League
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool against Norwich City-Premier League

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored a sensational hat trick against Manchester United on Sunday and the Egyptian international has now established himself as the highest-scoring African player in English football.

Salah managed to overtake Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s tally of 104 goals.

The Liverpool star has been in exceptional form this season and he has managed to score 15 goals in just 12 appearances across all competitions.

The 29-year-old has helped Liverpool to the top of their Champions League group and the Reds are just one point adrift of league leaders Chelsea. It will be interesting to see if he can guide the Reds to more trophies this season.

Salah is being widely regarded as the best player in the world right now and former Premier League legend Didier Drogba took to Twitter to heap praise on the Egyptian international after the Liverpool star broke his record.

The former Ivory Coast international heaped praise on Salah’s club teammate Sadio Mane as well.

His six-word tweet read: “The new kings on the block @MoSalah @SMane_Officiel”.

The Senegalese international has a great chance of overtaking Drogba’s tally in the coming months and there is no doubt that both Liverpool forwards will go down as the greatest African players to have played in the Premier League in future.

Sadio Mane recently scored 100 Premier League goals.

Top five African goalscorers in Premier League history 

Mohamed Salah – 107 goals

Didier Drogba – 104 goals

Sadio Mane – 100 goals

Emmanuel Adebayor – 97 goals

Aiyegbeni Yakubu – 95 goals