‘Salah probably Liverpool’s best signing in the last ten years’

Date published: Tuesday 10th March 2020 10:26

Mohamed Salah is “probably” the best signing Liverpool have made in the last ten years, according to former midfielder Danny Murphy.

Salah has scored 91 goals in 143 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool since joining from Roma in 2017 for a fee that could rise to €50m.

Liverpool have signed the likes of Luis Suarez and Sadio Mane over the last decade but Murphy reckons the Egyptian could be their best recent signing.

Mo Salah is a unique player,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“To score this many goals so quickly from that wide position is sensational.

“To compare him to strikers is difficult because he doesn’t play centrally, but to achieve what he has so quickly from a wide role is a better achievement than what any of the strikers at Liverpool have achieved.

“He’s probably been as good a buy for Liverpool as anyone over the last ten years.

“I know Luis Suarez was sensational, but Salah’s consistency and his durability as well, he very rarely misses games.

“And he’s so unassuming, he goes about his business so under the radar. He’s not flash, he doesn’t do any silly provocative celebrations, he just keeps banging in goals.

“The love for Mo Salah is there – I just think it’s subsided a bit due to [Sadio] Mane’s brilliance this season, and [Roberto] Firmino, too.

“But ultimately when, or if, Mo Salah leaves Liverpool he’s going to be remembered not just because he’s a wonderful goalscorer but because he’s been part of this team that has won the Premier League after 30 years and has won the Champions League.

“That’s why he’ll be remembered. All the goals only matter if something comes at the end of it.”

 

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