'Difficult for me': David Moyes reluctantly admits that Liverpool have an absolutely 'phenomenal' player
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'Difficult for me': David Moyes reluctantly admits that Liverpool have an absolutely 'phenomenal' player

West Ham United manager David Moyes has lavished praise on Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

The Scottish coach was speaking to Egyptian outlet Al Remontada via Facebook. When asked about Salah, Moyes called the Liverpool man ‘phenomenal.’ However, as a former Everton and Manchester United manager, he said that it was a hard thing for him to admit.

“I’m an ex-Everton and Manchester United manager, it’s difficult for me to say it, but it’s a really good club for Salah to be at and they have been an incredibly successful club and he is a phenomenal football player,” said Moyes.

“I think it is a beautiful place for him to be in and Liverpool are also very fortunate to have Mo Salah as well.”

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We’ll have to be keeping an out for you on The Kop at this rate, David!

Salah still the main attraction

Of course, when any footballer or football manager is speaking to an Egyptian station, they like to ask about Salah.

The nation’s football consciousness revolves around the Liverpool man, and rightly so.

But it isn’t just in Egypt where he’s still regarded as the main attraction. On Liverpool’s recent tour of Thailand and Singapore, it was Salah who garnered the most attention from the crowd.

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Yes, they love to see Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson Becker. Trent Alexander-Arnold is a natural star, and Thiago Alcantara has been playing at the top of world football for over a decade.

But it’s Mo who they just can’t seem to get enough of. It isn’t just the fans either. Just last week legendary manager Arrigo Sacchi claimed Salah was the one player he’d love to coach in today’s game.

Liverpool and Salah a match made in heaven

Five years on from his slightly understated arrival at Liverpool, Salah has grown into one of the most recognisable footballers on the planet.

Some players have influence and star power that stretches beyond the limits of the sport. Salah is one of that select group.

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Moyes is right – Liverpool are fortunate to have a player like that in their ranks. But they too have played a big part in him growing into a star right across the world. He was a hero in Egypt prior to joining The Reds, but his status wasn’t so big in Europe.

Salah has grown immeasurably during his time at Anfield, and Liverpool have as well. It has been a mutually beneficial relationship which is now set to continue for the next three years at least.

It isn’t often we find ourselves agreeing with David Moyes, but he’s bang on here!

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