Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah looked absolutely brilliant against Everton last night.
Speaking on beIN Sports after the game, the Premier League legend lauded the 30-year-old Red, claiming it was like watching a player back at his best.
“Tonight, we again saw the Salah that wins challenges, changes pace, is present in the build-up of the game,” Wenger said.
“After the World Cup, he looked like he had played in the World Cup because he couldn’t find his acceleration.
“Tonight was the first time I’ve seen him again as we know him – a world-class player, deadly in finishing.
“He still missed two or three chances, but he scored the opener. That will give him confidence. We’ll see now how he continues.
“Overall, it was an important night for Salah.”
Wenger full of praise for Salah
The performance against the Toffees yesterday was exactly what Salah needed to get back firing to his best at Anfield.
Prior to last night’s fixture, the Egypt international had scored just seven goals in 20 Premier League matches.
Last season alone, the winger bagged 23 times in the league campaign; a figure which seemed way off this term.
However, if Salah keeps his shooting boots on, we could easily see him go on a run and get close to the 20-goal mark.
The 30-year-old was absolutely crucial to the side’s attacking play last night, linking up well with Darwin Nunez for the first goal of the game.
Furthermore, he looked far more confident on the ball, making daring runs at defenders – with the ability to hold off strong challenges.
Therefore, hopefully Salah can maintain this form, as he will be essential to getting the Reds back on track this season.