Egyptian national team talisman Mohamed Salah failed to extend his lead over Didier Drogba on the African players’ scoring chart as he was not on the scoresheet for Liverpool during the disappointing 2-2 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Salah was on 107 Premier League goals and he had three more goals than Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba. Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is on 104 goals as regards Premier League football. At the end of the Brighton game, the three-goal gap between Salah and Drogba was maintained.

Drogba had held the record for the most Premier League goals by an African player for over a decade before it was broken by Salah in the penultimate set of games. Liverpool star Salah broke the record by netting three goals in the rout of home team Manchester United. Salah stole the show with three goals in the 5-0 thumping of the Red Devils as he became the first visiting player to net three times in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Salah didn’t score against the Seagulls, but he provided the assist for the opener from skipper Jordan Henderson. England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench to provide the second goal for Sadio Mane via his head.

Mane is the third on the third on the list of African Premier League goalscorers with 101 goals and he’s just three goals off Didier Drogba and six goals off Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.

Enock Mwepu was the catalyst for the Brighton fightback as he halved the deficit for his team shortly after a marginal offside call ruled out a third Liverpool goal from Mane. The comeback for Brighton was complete in the second half through Belgian international Leandro Trossard. Liverpool had to settle for a draw and it was more of two points dropped for them in the title race.