Liverpool star Sadio Mane is getting closer to yet another milestone as he is only one goal away from scoring 100 times in the Premier League.
The Senegalese reached his century in all competitions for the Reds last month, helping the club to a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield.
And now the 29-year-old has the chance to score 100 Premier League goals on Liverpool’s trip to Watford on Saturday, which will be broadcast live on talkSPORT.
Mane believed he scored his first goal in the England top flight in Southampton’s historic 8-0 win over Sunderland in 2014.
However, his effort was later credited as a homeward goal of Patrick van Aanholt, leaving Mane to wait another week for his Premier League first strike, in a 1-0 home win over Stoke.
The winger – who also scored on his Liverpool debut – is now Africa’s third-highest scorer in Premier League history with 99.
He’s still behind Reds teammate Mohamed Salah, who has 103 goals in 165 appearances, 71 short of Mane’s 236 outings.
Although the Egyptian scored most of his strikes under Jurgen Klopp, the striker’s first effort came during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Salah, 29, scored as a late substitute in Chelsea’s 6-0 win over London rivals Arsenal in Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in 2014.
The ex-Roma star is now suing a Icon of the Blues in their efforts to become the top African goalscorer in Premier League history.
Ivorian legend Didier Drogba is just one goal ahead of Salah after scoring 104 times in 254 appearances in two stints at Chelsea.
Emmanuel Adebayor is fourth after stints at Manchester City and north London, Arsenal and Spurs, while Everton hero Yakubu is fifth.
Riyad Mahrez of Algiers has a tough job hoping to make the top five and now has a goal ahead of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
African top scorers in the Premier League
Didier drogba (Chelsea)
Mohamed salah (Chelsea, Liverpool)
Sadio Mane (Southampton, Liverpool)
Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal. Man City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace)
Yakubu Ayegbeni (Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Blackburn)
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, Man City)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
- Goals: 66
- Appearances (120)
Yaya Toure (Manville)
Nwankwo Kanu (Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth)
Efan Ekoku (Norwich, Wimbledon)