Former Liverpool left-back José Enrique has predicted that Mo Salah will win the Premier League golden boot next season.
The award goes to the player who has scored the most goals in the Premier League that season, and in 2021/22 the award was shared between Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min with 23 goals.
However the blockbuster signings of Darwin Núñez to Liverpool and Erling Haaland to Manchester City promise to shake up the league next season, with both scoring over 20 goals in their respective domestic competitions last year.
It came as a shock then, when Enrique took to Twitter to not just discount the existing talent but the new players too, by predicting Mo Salah to win the Golden Boot outright next season.
For me it will be salah.what do you think? pic.twitter.com/nMFUWFLAWV— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) June 14, 2022
This will raise even more eyebrows around England as the 'Egyptian King's' future at the Merseyside club is uncertain due to problems in the contract negotiation process between Salah and the Reds.
Not only this but Salah’s form dipped noticeably after the turn of the year, scoring just six premier league goals after he returned from the African Cup of Nations. Salah may also be without right-hand man Sadio Mane, who is being heavily linked with Bayern Munich this summer.
With so much competition being added to an already brimming league, next year’s Golden Boot race is sure to be both close and exciting. With Salah as the man to beat, it’s certainly not surprising to see one Liverpool legend backing the superstar, and he almost certainly won’t be the only one.
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