Eden Hazard is often touted as the best player in the Premier League today, but no one can dispute that Mohamed Salah is the most influential. After relatively unsuccessful stints at Roma and Chelsea, Mohamed Salah has seemingly found his feet in an epic way at Liverpool. Since arriving in 2017, the Egyptian’s list of achievements speaks for itself;
Premier Golden boot winner: Check.
African Footballer of the Year: Check.
Premier League Player of the Season: Check.
PFA Player of the Season: Check.
Top 3 in the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award: Check.
To be honest, I could go on but for time’s sake and your sanity, we’ll leave it there.
Here’s why Liverpool cannot afford to let Mohamed Salah go.
The 27-year-old may not be in the scintillating form of last season, but he’s proven that the 2017/18 campaign was no fluke, as his numbers still hold up with the best in Europe. So far this season, he’s scored 20 goals and provided 7 assists, in comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 21 while Lionel Messi has netted on 30 occasions. Not bad company to keep.
Although dubbed as the devastating trio, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane wouldn’t be having the effect they are if it weren’t for Mohamed Salah. Salah’s frightening pace, clinical finishing and intelligent movement put the fear of God into opposing defenders, thus creating ample amounts of space for the other two to thrive in. He’s metaphorically dragging them to world-class status.