Carra: ‘Top goalscorer’ Salah can eclipse Ryan Giggs

Date published: Tuesday 21st November 2017 11:10

Mo Salah can eventually eclipse even Ryan Giggs as the greatest Premier League goalscoring winger, according to Jamie Carragher.

The former Liverpool defender was raving about Salah on Monday Night Football as he took his record for the season to 14 goals in 18 games in all competitions for the Reds.

Manchester United legend Giggs never scored more than 17 goals in a season from a wide position.

“You think of the great goalscoring wingers and if he is here for three or four years he’s on the verge of eclipsing them all,” said Carragher.

“Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Ryan Giggs at times for Manchester United were wide players who made those runs that Salah is making across defenders, running in behind.

“People questioned Liverpool last season that they didn’t have a goalscorer and you always imagine your goalscorer as your number nine; Harry Kane for Spurs or Romelu Lukakau or Alvaro Morata at top clubs as a centre-forward who gets a lot of goals.

“Liverpool have got Firmino, but if Salah is getting the goals it doesn’t matter where he’s playing. If he is going to get 25 goals this season – which he looks on course to get – it’s not a problem what position you get them in.

“Firmino will probably get or 10 or 12, which is a good return for a wide player. If you flip them around position-wise it’s not a problem.

“Salah will take a little bit of pressure off Firmino in terms of that accusation that he doesn’t get enough goals.

“They’ve really got a top goalscorer now.”

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