The weekend ended with Liverpool ascending back to third place on points table. One of the highlights of the match against Southampton has been Mohamed Salah’s 22nd goal in English Premier League match. He’s second among the top scorers so far in this season and consistently scoring winners for the reds.
Born in Egypt, the star striker made his debut into the grand aura of European football earlier in 2012. He kicked started his career from Basel, stayed as a substitute for some time and then soon rose to prominence. He had a very tough time at Chelsea when left Basel. His talent echoed loud and he came into limelight through some brilliant goal scoring when made his move into Roma during 2014/15 season. Subsequently, he caught attention of the Merseyside club. It is believed that Liverpool’s German coach, Jurgen Klopp saw the real spark in him for the first time and groomed him to surprise opponents’ defenses for the big games. Klopp has said that, Mohamed Salah exceeds all the expectations Liverpool’s scouting department had of the Egypt international and has made his attack a more unpredictable force.
Salah’s speed is phenomenal and one can easily catch a glimpse of Maradona in him when considering his tackle, technique and pace at the same time.
“I think he’s been one of the most important Liverpool signings and probably the best Liverpool signing in the last ten to fifteen years”, says former English footballer and sports broadcaster, Micky Quinn. Former Liverpool player and Salah’s team-mate at Basel, Philipp Degen says that in Klopp’s stewardship Salah has now established himself as one of the world’s most feared attacking players. “I think he’s taken him to another level”, “He is a motivator who wants to play attacking football at speed. That is exactly the type of football that Salah needs”, says Degen.