Not. So. Fast.
Since then, Manchester City started to roll again, Liverpool had two costly draws, Salah went scoreless twice, and Sergio Aguero netted two hat tricks.
Now City are ahead of Liverpool (who have a game in hand) on goal differential, and Aguero (with his Goal of the Week) has tied Salah (with his game in hand) for the Premier League Golden Boot. Both sit with 17 goals after matchday 26, two ahead of Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In just a few games, Salah has gone from an odds-on 10/11 favorite to 6/4, and Aguero has gone from 3/1 to just ahead of Mo at 5/4.
Who Will Win the Golden Boot?
Despite the Aguero scoring surge, Salah still has the advantage for three reasons:
- He has a game in hand
- Aguero, who when healthy is a more effective striker than Salah, has a body made of papier-mâché
- City have enough depth to give Aguero a breather or two, and Liverpool can’t afford to sit Salah
Just like the Premier League title race, the Golden Boot comes down to City and Liverpool. Who emerges atop the table might be directly tied to who produces the most goals for their club down the stretch.