MOHAMED SALAH: THE AFRICAN MESSI
Questions were asked of Liverpool when they spent £40 million on a Chelsea reject during the 2017 summer transfer window. But those questions were answered with some phenomenal performances by the Egyptian winger.
He brought back something that the Reds had been lacking since the departure of Luis Suárez. He brought back an X-factor to their game, that fear in defences when Liverpool is on the counter attack. Some could say that without his goals, Liverpool would be having a dismal season, due to the loss of Phillipe Coutinho and their issues in defence.
He has been involved directly in 26 league goals (20 goals, 6 assists) in only 23 league games so far. He’s also transferred this form into the continental competition, with a hand of 6 goals (5 goals, 1 assist) in 6 games. Meaning that he has been involved in 44% of Liverpool’s league goals and 26% of their Champion’s League goals.
He is somewhat off of Luis Suárez’ hand in of 54 goals (31 goals, 21 assists) in 33 games during the 2013/14 season. But he has added in towards a similar figure, thanks to contributions from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané. That front three of Firmino, Mané and Salah have scored 38 goals combined so far this season.
Salah plays an important role in Liverpool’s squad. And to say that the team would be suffering without him is an understatement. It is safe to that Mo Salah has lived up to the hype and has left his Chelsea days behind him.