Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah failed to score for two straight league games for the first time this season as he was kept bay by the West Ham United defenders when the two teams met in a Premier League clash at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday evening.
Salah was on a run of scoring in seven straight games before he was denied the chance to make it eight games by the Brighton and Hove Albion defenders. The ex-AS Roma and Fiorentina attackerhad to settle for an assist as his Liverpool side lost a two-goal advantage at home to draw 2-2 with the Seagulls. Salah provided the opening goal scored by skipper Jordan Henderson before fellow African player Sadio Mane added a second goal. Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu pulled one goal back towards half-time before Belgian attacker Leandro Trossardlevelled proceedings in the second half to earn a point for Brighton.
In their last game, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Belgian substitute DivockOrigi were the Liverpool scorers in a 3-2 defeat to hosts West Ham United. Alisson Becker (own goal), Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma scored the West Ham United goals.
Despite his inability to score in the last two league games, Salah is still leading the Golden Boot race with ten goals and he has three more goals than nearest challenger Jamie Vardy of Leicester City who’s on seven goals.
Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is far from the top two of Salah and Vardy in the race for the Golden Boot as far as Premier League football is concerned. Cristiano Ronaldo has four goals in seven starts and one substitute appearance.
Cristiano Ronaldo has to score at a faster rate if he wants to rivalVardy and Salah for the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League this season considering that he missed the first three games this season.