It is Liverpool v Newcastle United on Saturday and Mohamed Salah will attempt to continue his outstanding form.

In 27 Premier League matches so far, Salah has been involved in 31 Premier League goals, scoring 23 goals and grabbing 8 assists.

With a maximum of 10 matches remaining, it is set to be some debut season for the attacking player at Anfield.

However, as Premier League debut seasons go, he would have to go some to break a 24 year old record.

Andy Cole and Newcastle played their first season of Premier League football back in 1993/94 and what a season it was.

Kevin Keegan’s team finished third in the table after promotion and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

As for Andy Cole, he smashed all kinds of records.

One of those which still stands today, is combined goals and assists in your first season of Premier League football for any club.

Andy Cole scored 34 goals and got 13 assists, making a total of 47 goals he was involved in, 12 more than the next highest (Robin van Persie).

Mohamed Salah needs to be  involved in 16 more goals in a maximum of only 10 matches, if he is to match Cole.

A great effort so far but surely a step too far.

As for Andy Cole, amongst those many goals in 1993/94, he scored in a 2-0 win at Anfield, Newcastle’s last Premier League victory there…

As you can see in the list below, great efforts by Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer as well.

The top 10 Premier League debut seasons as compiled by The Sun – total number of goals and then the split between goals scored and assists:

47 (34G and 13A) Andy Cole (Newcastle United) 1993-94 (Played 40 games)

35 (26G and 9A) Robin van Persie (Man United) 2012-13 (38 games)

34 (30G and 4A) Kevin Phillips (Sunderland) 1999-00 (36 games)

32 (25G and 7A) Alan Shearer (Newcastle United) 1996-97 (31 games)

32 (23G and 9A) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea) 2000-01 (35 games)

31 (23G and 8A) Mohamed Salah  (Liverpool) 2017-18 (27 games)

31 (25G and 6A) Les Ferdinand (Newcastle United) 1995-96 (37 games)

31 (23G and 8A) Sergio Aguero (Man City) 2011-12 (34 games)

30 (20G and 10A) Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham) 1994-95 (41 games)

30 (23G and 7A) Carlos Tevez (Man City) 2009-10 (35 games)

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    A Hat-Trick against us will boost his chances.
    Match ball for Mo, ⚽⚽⚽


    • Peaky Magpie

      I predict another seven goal thriller like days of old….
      Liverpool 6-1 Newcastle Utd.

      • Rich Lawson

        Probably have to query the 1 Peaky.How’s the snow situation in the dark lands ?

        • Peaky Magpie

          It’s actually not too bad at the minute….

          • Rich Lawson

            And they want to pay women more on the BBC,what were they thinking ?

          • Peaky Magpie

            Oh oh…that’ll open the gates for the snowflake generation….

          • pedrodelgardo

            The snowflake generation are in their element at the minute.

          • Mitros gotta start

            Just googled her…..canny set of funbags

          • Peaky Magpie


    • Rich Lawson

      You have to worry the form they are in at the moment ! Watching it at me eldest daughter’s house (who has BT). Large alcahol consumption expected.

  • Leazes.

    When I was a kid United held a few record which have now gone, we were the cub with the most FA cup wins, the most final appearances, and we held the record for the highest average post war attendances….. and the quickest ever goal at Wembley.

    They all go eventually, especially if your club is happy to sit and twiddle its thumbs while nostalgically living off past glories…. in the absence of anything new… the chronicle lives of a diet of long gone records, soon there won’t be any left to be nostalgic about, oh aye Cole got the record but then moved to Manchester, so big deal there’s no glory for United…. it his personal record, but you know if you have to put in these ‘provisions’ like goals and assists combined…. then it isn’t much of a record anyway….

    …. a bit like Sunderland saying it was the ‘biggest shipbuilding town in the world’… the provision being ‘town’ not City.

    Ashley has set a lot of new records, but not records that the chronicle dredge up…. the two fastest relegations from the premiership, the biggest defeats at home, most consecutive games without a win, most managers sacked in a season, longest period without breaking a transfer record, longest period without financial input.

    Spin that!

    • Peaky Magpie

      Very good..

  • Wor Lass

    I fear for us against Liverpool. Nothing so much against our lads – they`ll graft from start to finish as usual – but they have so much flair and lots of players who put the ball away for fun. I don`t think Salah, Firmino, Mane et al will be as wasteful as Citeh, the way they`re playing at the moment. Defence is definitely their weakness but goal scoring is hardly our strong suit. Still, never say never – nobody expected us to do Manure so fingers crossed!

    • Peaky Magpie

      Aye,I think you might have a bit more shovelling to do this weekend….

      • Wor Lass

        I`ve got shovelling to do every weekend, mate. In fact, some weeks I don`t have to wait for the weekend! Except this week because I`ll be in Blighty for a quick visit – no match, though. I might be able to find a pub with it on in Manchestor, though.

        • Peaky Magpie

          Make sure you’re wrapped up,it’s bloody freezing and I’m only 34 miles from Manchester.