James Milner is confident that Mohamed Salah will fit in seamlessly at Liverpool with his work rate on and off the ball exemplary.
Everyone is excited about the big money arrival of Mohamed Salah. Liverpool’s purchase of the Egyptian winger represents a change from previous transfer windows where the Reds brought in quantity, not quality.
Even though there is a big buzz among Liverpool supporters about the Reds’ new no.11, it’s not just fans that are excited about the former Chelsea man with his new teammates looking forward to playing with him.
James Milner is the paragon of professionalism with his performances at left back last season noted as exemplary given that he is actually a midfielder.
The club’s vice-captain is looking forward to Salah’s impact on the Liverpool team and has spoken to Liverpool’s official website about what makes him so special.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Milner commented on why Salah’s work off the ball will be so important to Jürgen Klopp’s side this summer.
Milner said, “That’s what you need in our team. The way we play, you can’t have any passengers.
“Everyone mucks in and we’ve got great team spirit. Everyone gets on the front foot and gets the press; it only takes one person not to do it for it to break down.
“He’ll fit into that really well, with and without the ball. He’s very dangerous with it and causes a lot of problems. And without it, that’s so important the way we play.
“Looking at his stats and things like that, he has had a good season. He is a dangerous player and someone who is going to do really well for us, I’m sure.”
Champions League football is likely to return to Merseyside next season with a two-legged playoff set to take place in August.
European football means added fixtures and Milner thinks Salah’s addition will aid the Reds in achieving great things.
“Liverpool is a top club, we’re a good squad of players and you’re going to attract top players. That’s what you want – the best players in and around the squad to push each other,” the Englishman added.
“The bigger the squad of top players you have, the more successful you’re going to be. The competition for places is exactly what you need all over the field.”
Salah will wear the number 11 for the 2017/18 season with Roberto Firmino picking up the number 9 instead. The Egyptian’s arrival means that Liverpool’s attack is boosted with Sadio Mané, Philippe Coutinho and Firmino already on Merseyside.