Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah recently set a new record for Africans in the Premier League. The Egyptian international broke the record of Didier Drogba for the most goals scored by an African in the Premier League in style when he scored three goals in the recent 5-0 defeat handed out to arch rivals Manchester United in front of their home fans.

Salah scored three goals and also provided an assist for fellow African player Naby Keita during the game against the Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams. Apart from Guinean international Keita, Portugal international Diogo Jota was also on target for Liverpool. The visitors scored four goals in the first half before Salah completed his hattrick at the start of the second half to take his tally of Premier League goals to 107 goals.

Salah and Drogba were both on 104 Premier League goals before the clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba had held the record for almost a decade before he lost it to Egyptian international Salah earlier this month.

Sadio Mane is the third on the list of the highest African goalscorers in Premier League history with 101 goals. He scored his latest Premier League goal in the game against Brighton and Hove Albion. The Senegalese international put Liverpool 2-0 up at home in the first half but they were unable to get the three points available. Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson was the recipient of the first goal of the game, while EnockMwepu and Leandro Trossard scored for the Seagulls either side of the half-time break.

Mane was able to extend his Premier League goal lead over Emmanuel Adebayor. Ex-Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is on 97 goals and he’s not expected to add to that tally. Retired Nigerian attacker YakubuAiyegbeni has 95 Premier League goals to complete the top five Premier League goalscorers.