Mohammed Salah has been cut to 3/5 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after netting in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at West Brom.
That put the winger on 22 alongside Harry Kane going into the final two rounds of fixtures, with the Tottenham forward quoted at 6/5 for Golden Boot glory.
Salah is aiming to join Alan Shearer as a three-time winner of this gong, with Thierry Henry holding the record on four.
Jurgen Klopp believes that target is spurring the 28-year-old on to finish the season strongly, having now netted five times in seven league appearances.
“Yes, of course,” commented Klopp. “A football player has 15 years, maybe 17 or 18 in some cases, in their career.
“It is a time in your life when you are at your physical best and you want to squeeze everything you can out of your career.
“Most of the players never win the Golden Boot. If you win it once it is a big achievement.
“If you win it twice it is a really big achievement, if you can win it a third time, there are not many players who have won it three times.
“Strikers have to be selfish. I have never met an unselfish striker. You can be the nicest person in the world but in the end you want to score goals and that means you do not see players in the same shirt.
“He is just a natural goalscorer, he wants to score goals. That is something he has developed later in his career,” quotes the Mirror.
Kane is also trying to top the scoring chart for the third time after breaking the deadlock in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Wolves.
He tweeted: “Proper performance. Good win. Two left to finish strong.”
Spurs close their campaign by hosting Aston Villa and then visiting Leicester while Liverpool face Burnley away and Crystal Palace at home.
Bruno Fernandes is four behind the front pair and the Manchester United star can be backed at 33/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds.
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