‘Calm down’ – McCoist insists Salah is not Liverpool’s ‘finest’ ever attacker

Date published: Wednesday 6th October 2021 11:44 - Lewis Oldham

Ally McCoist on Liverpool star Mo Salah

Ally McCoist has insisted that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is not the club’s “finest striker” ever, as Kenny Dalglish is “by some considerable distance”.

Liverpool splashed out around £43m to sign Salah from Roma in 2017. This deal broke their club-record transfer fee at the time.

Over the past couple of years, he has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League and world football as a whole.

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At the end of the 2017/18 campaign, Salah won the Premier League Player of the Year award. He has made a superb start to this season for Liverpool.

The forward is currently the joint-top goalscorer in the English top-flight, as he and Jamie Vardy both have six goals.

Earlier this week, Rio Ferdinand suggested that Mo Salah is currently the best player in the Premier League:

“He’s the best player in the Premier League right now. It’s bunning my chest talking like this about a Liverpool player.

“[His goal] was like being on FIFA, that chop, I’ve done that many times on Fifa where you pretend to whip it top corner and then you chop it back. Playground skills.

“Salah is scoring goals that is helping Liverpool win premier League and Champions League titles.”

McCoist has told talkSPORT that Salah is “brilliant” but he is not Liverpool’s best ever striker:

“Just calm down. Calm down.

“Is he the finest striker to grace Anfield? No, he’s not. Kenny Dalglish is, by some considerable distance.

“Kenny Dalglish was one of the most fantastic football players I’ve ever seen.

McCoist added: “Salah is brilliant, by the way. This is all about opinions and, let’s be honest, it’s a generation thing.

“Rush’s goalscoring was ridiculous. The partnership he formed with Dalglish was as good as anything I’ve ever seen.

“But for all-round ability – the question was who is the best striker not who is the best goalscorer – you had an argument for Rush or Salah, I get all that.

“Best striker, in my opinion, that I’ve ever seen would be Kenny Dalglish.”

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