Jarrod Bowen has praised Mohamed Salah for his work-rate off the ball when playing for Liverpool against West Ham United this season.
Speaking to CNN, Bowen highlighted Salah’s pressing as the thing that makes him a truly special player.
“I think that the goals he (Salah) scores, you know, when he gets a chance, nine times out of 10 it’s in the back of the net,” said Bowen
“The work he does off the ball as well. When we played against them, I wasn’t watching him when I was playing because that would be wrong to say, but I noticed the work he does off the ball.”
Mo is tiring just to watch with the amount of running he gets through. As well as his quality with the ball, it must be an absolute nightmare to try to match his work-rate for 90 minutes.
Bowen takes an interest in Liverpool
Bowen has previously been rumoured to be on Liverpool’s radar for a summer move (The Athletic). The West Ham man has been one of the standout players of the Premier League season.
He has nine goals and eight assists in what has been a terrific year for The Hammers. The 25-year-old has also shone in European competition, scoring three goals as David Moyes’ team have upset the odds in the Europa League, reaching the semi-final.
He has even been likened to the man he holds so highly – Mohamed Salah.
And judging by his comments to CNN, he has clearly been watching a lot of the way Liverpool attack. After praising Salah, he went on to give his analysis of The Reds’ attacking unit as a whole.
“I think you look at every front three that Liverpool have and the work they do off the ball,” Bowen said.
“We played them, especially the way they pressed from the front as well, their front three isn’t just a case of they don’t defend; they just attack. They do attack and defend and you know, they get their rewards from it.”
It’s interesting to hear the forward go into such detail about the Liverpool forward line. Perhaps he has taken an interest after hearing of Liverpool’s rumoured pursuit of him.
Or maybe his awareness of such things is why Liverpool want to sign him in the first place?
Whatever the reason, the rumours around Bowen joining Liverpool have cooled dramatically in recent month. Klopp is clearly a fan of his, but with his profile raised after an excellent campaign, it could be that The Reds choose to look at other, more affordable, options.