Mohamed Salah was labelled as a ‘one-season’ wonder by rival fans and jealous pundits but the Egyptian was always going to turn into the player he is now.
A video of Mohamed Salah scoring and assisting for AS Roma in the 2016/17 season for AS Roma has resurfaced and it explains why Liverpool were so eager to sign him.
Not only that but it also provides context to his incredible explosion of goals and assists at Liverpool in his debut season.
The 2016/17 campaign immediately precedes his 2017/18 madness in his debut campaign with the Reds and that season, he scored 19 goals and assisted 15 for AS Roma.
That’s an impressive season and one that many attackers would be proud to have as their best ever single-season record but the fact that he followed it up the following year in the more competitive Premier League speaks volumes about Salah’s talent and drive.
In his debut season for Liverpool, Mo directly contributed to 60 goals with 44 strikes of his own and 16 assists for his teammates, immediately seeing him compared to the legendary figures that are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, his final season with Roma laid the foundation for him to go on and scored 140 goals and get 53 assists in 218 games for Liverpool and he’s likely to make this article out of date this weekend with a couple more goals.
He’s on a mad tear this season as well, with 15 goals and 6 assists in 15 club games and although Liverpool are going to lose him in January due to AFCON, he could break his own record for goals in a season.
It’s safe to say he’s worth every penny of the £34m that Liverpool paid to sign him in 2017 and hopefully he soon gets the increase on the £225,000 per week that he’s currently earning to stay at Anfield.