Mohamed Salah has revealed that he has wanted to play for Liverpool since he was a kid and is delighted to be fulfilling a childhood dream.
Mohamed Salah has scored 28 goals for Liverpool in all competitions already this season. It seems slightly fantastical to think that Jurgen Klopp only had to pay £37 million to Roma to sign the incredibly talented Egyptian.
When you include his assists as well, Salah has been directly involved in a whopping 35 goals. This is so impressive when you consider that he only just joined the club and has adjusted to his surroundings pretty much as quickly as you could hope for.
And to cap it all off, the Reds’ no. 11 has told Four Four Two that it has always been his dream to play for Liverpool and that he snatched at the chance to pull on the red jersey when Klopp came calling.
In a major magazine interview with Four Four Two, Salah has pretty much said exactly what Liverpool fans have been wanting to hear ever since Philippe Coutinho left the club under a dark cloud.
Salah told the magazine for the March issue: “Ever since I was a kid, I had been a Liverpool fan – they were my favourite Premier League club.
“I’ve loved the club since I was young and knew this was a team I wanted to play for. I knew the history that this club has and, as soon as I got the chance, I had to make it happen.”
Cynical supporters, or perhaps more fairly, realistic fans that have been hurt in the past by the likes of Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres would point out that we have heard such blind, undying love declared for the club.
Why is it different now and why did Salah not do everything in his power to move to the club in 2014 when it was on the cards?
Well, firstly: Liverpool lowballed Basel as they have so many other clubs before and allowed Chelsea to offer a better financial offer. Salah couldn’t wait to see if an offer would arrive from a club notorious for being poor at transfers.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, Salah is no longer represented by the same agency as he was then, with Ramy Abbas taking good care of his affairs now.
While I certainly won’t be lulled into a false sense of security by another footballer ever again, with Salah in the form of his life, I am determined to enjoy every second of it rather than let past insecurities take over.
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