Anthony Gordon is in exclusive Mohamed Salah club that will light up Michael Edwards' laptop

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on May 11, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Liverpool could make a move for former Everton winger Anthony Gordon in the summer. He joined Newcastle last January, and has steadily cemented himself as one of the league's most consistent wide players.

According to the Star, Liverpool wants to make his stay at St James' Park a short one, with Michael Edwards and the new recruitment structure taking a look at the 23-year-old. It's thought that Newcastle may need to offload some big hitters this summer to comply with financial rules; Gordon, who actually began his youth career with the Reds, could ease those worries at a stroke.

While there were signs of promise in his first half-season with the Magpies, there were question marks over Gordon's end product. Some even wondered whether he had only been standing out at Everton because of the dire state of his surroundings. But having settled in the North-East, he has managed to join an exclusive Mohamed Salah club.

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Goal involvements have been free-flowing for the Newcastle winger in 2023/24. With his assist against Burnley last weekend, Gordon became the latest to record double figures for both goals and assists in the league.

For a long time, Ollie Watkins was in a club of one in this regard. Salah was the first to join him, while Gordon and Cole Palmer have also now reached that milestone. The likes of Son Heung-min and Bukayo Saka are chasing it down.

It's officially been the most free-flowing season for goals in the Premier League, but even so, it's an impressive achievement. It's also one that Salah has notched up in each of his last three campaigns, and four of the last five.

Edwards is unlikely to be looking to Gordon as a possible Salah heir, with the Newcastle man a right-footer who has almost exclusively functioned off the left. But with questions being asked over the left wing at Liverpool as well as the right, FSG's new CEO of football will be seeing his laptop light up, with Newcastle almost housing an inverted version of the Egyptian.

Of course, it's a very long way before Gordon hits those same levels. But at two years younger than Salah was when he joined Liverpool, he shows a lot of the same upside — Edwards would have to get the club to part with a lot more money, but this could be an equivalent masterstroke for his second era at the club. says: Edwards certainly won't be a one-man operation. He hasn't even technically rejoined Liverpool, instead taking his place within the FSG structure, and his appointments like new sporting director Richard Hughes and the returning Julian Ward will wield plenty of day-to-day influence on recruitment decisions.

Even so, at least symbolically, the famous Edwards laptop is once again set to be central to the Liverpool transfer model. And Gordon does look like one who ticks a lot of statistical boxes.

Goals and assists are about as basic as it gets, and Edwards and his team will be diving far deeper. Nevertheless, the fact that Salah has so often posted double figures for both shows that it is a reasonable proxy for consistent class in wide areas. Gordon could be a really intriguing move to kick off the new regime.