Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has backed forward Mo Salah to go on and win the Premier League Golden Boot this season.

Murphy believes that Salah will be Liverpool’s top goalscorer and has been impressed with his start to the season for the Reds, citing that he looks fit and hungry to score.

He has also praised Sadio Mane, though, saying that he is key to Liverpool’s play despite Salah being involved in more goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Speaking on the Football Index podcast, as quoted by The Mirror, Murphy offered his opinion on Salah’s season. “I think Salah will be the top scorer and win the Golden Boot this season.

“Straight away from his first couple of performances I thought he has started the season on fire. He looks hungry, he looks fit, fresh and ready to go.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool shoots while under pressure from Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on March 07, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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“Salah is more productive in terms of goals, but Mane epitomises what Liverpool teams are all about with his game and his attitude.”

ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

Salah has had an incredible start to the season on a personal note, with five goals in four Premier League matches for Liverpool. He scored a hat-trick against Leeds on the opening day and bagged a brace in the disappointing 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa.

His quick start to the campaign in terms of goals gives credibility to Murphy’s shout that he will win the Golden Boot, with the Egyptian looking sharp in front of goal. Although, he is not the top scorer in the Premier League as both Heung-Min Son and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are ahead of him on six goals for Tottenham and Everton respectively, with Jamie Vardy also level with Salah on five.

It is now down to Salah to prove Murphy right and keep firing in the goals to beat the likes of Son and Calvert-Lewin to the accolade. He has scored 78 Premier League goals since the start of the 2017/18 campaign and he could tip over a century of strikes in the English top-flight if he is the top scorer in the division this term.

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