Some punters managed to back Mohamed Salah at 9/2 to be top Liverpool scorer last season although some bookmakers are offering shorter odds about the Egyptian top scoring in the entire Premier League next term.
Salah enjoyed an incredible 2017/18 campaign in a red shirt and he’s looking sharp ahead of his second season at Anfield, with the forward coming off the bench against Manchester City on Wednesday to score within minutes.
Salah could have scored a hat-trick in this pre-season friendly and bet365 were impressed enough to slash his odds on their Premier League top scorer market from 6/1 to 4/1.
It is clear that the bookmakers don’t want to sustain liabilities about Liverpool’s star man who could yet help his club to the Premier League title, although Ladbrokes are among those firms quoting 6/1 about Mohamed Salah.
Jurgen Klopp gave his forward a clean bill of health after the game, with the German stating that there are no issues with the shoulder injury that was sustained during the Champions League final.
‘I said before the game, it’s not that he has problems – he has no problems,’ the German coach said, according to the club’s official website.
‘He only needs to get used to all the different things. We do a lot with the shoulder to strengthen the muscles and all that stuff.
‘Usually you don’t do anything with the shoulder but in rehab you feel this and feel that, and you need to learn that’s normal.
‘He is in that moment but he has absolutely no issues, I was not concerned about it otherwise he wouldn’t have played. ‘He came in and scored after pretty much 35 seconds.’
Harry Kane is the 11/4 favourite with Ladbrokes to top score in the Premier League this season, although the Tottenham man is set to miss the start of the season as he continues his post World Cup recovery.