Lionel Messi’s finest campaign saw him score an incredible 73 in all competitions for Barcelona in 2011-12,
including 50 in the Spanish league. Haaland is on course to threaten those figures.
Norway’s failure to qualify for Qatar means he will be resting while the world’s top players compete in the middle of what will be a heavily congested season due to the disruption to the club calendar.
That midseason break for Haaland has the potential to mean he is even sharper when the Premier League resumes in December.