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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is yet to reach his full potential

January 19, 2020 • admin

Mohamed Salah has lit up the Premier League – also as European football – ever since he moved to Liverpool in 2017 for £36.9m.

His move to Anfield came after he first did not make the grade at Chelsea, making just 19 appearances in total, before rebuilding his reputation with AS Roma in Serie A. And albeit he plundered 34 goals in 83 games in his time with the Giallorossi, there may are some people questioning whether he would be ready to cut it within the English top flight.

Two Premier League Golden Boots, a Champions League medal and 85 goals in 132 matches for the Reds have provided an emphatic answer. Very rarely features a new arrival made such a fast and telling impact. Salah’s performances haven’t only put him on the map on these shores, but also across the earth within the last two terms, he has finished sixth and fifth within the Ballon d’Or rankings.

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Those displays have come from the proper wing predominantly. In 225 games across his career therein position – as per Transfermarkt – he has 103 goals and 57 assists. He has become documented for his ability to chop in and score from that role (look no further than his stunning strike against former side Roma within the Champions League), and has found his place in Jurgen Klopp’s famed front three.

However, whilst he does have tons more games therein position, his record is really much better elsewhere on the pitch – centre-forward. In 32 games because the main striker, he has 28 goals and 10 assists. That, therefore, works out at a record far over one goal contribution per match, which is considerably quite he averages on the proper flank.

The majority of these games (24) have come for his current club, as well, which shows that he’s proven there within the Premier League. it’s actually hard to believe, but we might not have seen the simplest of the previous FC Basel man yet. His talent has shown that he’s adept on the flank, but incredibly, he might not are playing in his best position right along .

With Roberto Firmino – the 17th best player consistent with the 2019 Ballon d’Or rankings – because the current number nine within the red half Merseyside, it might be an enormous involve Klopp to drop him out of the side. But with Jadon Sancho being linked to the club, it might allow the 52-year-old to play both English youngster and Salah if the previous were to form the switch from Borussia Dortmund.

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