Didier Drogba graciously gave up his title as the Premier League’s highest scoring African player to Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah yesterday.
Salah overtook the Chelsea icon on Sunday in formidable fashion by scoring a hattrick during the 5-0 embarrassment of Manchester United.
The Egyptian took his top flight tally up to 107, bypassing Drogba’s tally of 104 strikes.
Impressively, the 29-year-old managed such a milestone in 87 fewer games than the former Ivorian international.
Whilst Drogba took 254 games to reach triple figures, Salah has done so in just 167 outings.
Shortly after the African torch was passed over, the legendary Blues striker congratulated the new holder of his previous record on Twitter.
Drogba also included Sadio Mane in the celebrations, who recently broke the 100 first division goals barrier.
Once a Blue…
As the accolades continue to rain down up the Liverpool forward’s shoulders, its difficult to argue against him being the world’s best player right now.
He is certainly the Premier League’s finest product at the moment, whether rival fans like it or not.
Chelsea supporters will continue to wonder what could’ve been had they not let Salah leave Stamford Bridge half a decade ago.
In two years, the attacker played just 19 times for the Blues and was sent out on loan twice.
After joining Roma permanently in 2016, Salah found himself back in England a season later, but this time wearing Liverpool colours.
Since that move to Anfield, Salah has won the Premier League, Champions League, two Golden Boots, the FWA Footballer of the Year, the Premier League Player of the Season and many, many more honours.
One transfer error the Chelsea board are still trying to forget…