Dominic Solanke has explained what he believes to be the reason for his failed Liverpool career as he shines for Bournemouth.
Much vaunted sporting director Michael Edwards was hailed for getting Bournemouth to pay £19million plus add-ons for the English forward but he’s showing that it was a fair deal.
Before his move to the South Coast, he played 27 games for Liverpool which amounted to 726 minutes but the forward only managed one goal on the final day of the season.
In the same game, an end of season clash with Brighton Hove Albion, Mo Salah scored his 32nd goal of the campaign, breaking and setting the record for the most goals scored in a single 38-game Premier League season.
Dom did get an assist for that goal before Salah returned the favour by assisting him for his goal, a strike blasted into the roof of the net.
Therein lies the problem that Solanke ran into while with the Reds – they were too good for him at that stage in his career.
Speaking to Goal, the forward said: “Nothing’s a given in football and the front three when I was there were just phenomenal. “I don’t think anyone would have got in ahead of them [Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino].
“I wasn’t as prolific as I am now, so that played a part as well, but it was always going to be difficult to break into a top team with quality players like that.”
It’s a massive shame that it didn’t work out for Solanke at Anfield but he’s doing fantastically for Bournemouth and has 33 goals and 14 assists in 109 games.