Mohamed Salah has been, for sure, Liverpool top player in these first months of the season.
Chelsea will visit Anfield next Saturday and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp praised the Egyptian star, claiming he is in a top form moment:
“This is the Mo Salah period, no problem with that, well deserved. But he’s also very important even when he’s not scoring because he stretches the formation.
“The speed of the boys means the last line drops – there can be no other reaction. And then we have the space to play. The speed players aren’t only for counter-attacking. Sometimes that’s not possible. It’s about stretching formation and creating space for the rest.”
Salah immediately impressed at Liverpool while he couldn’t make an impact when he signed for Chelsea – 19 appearances – three years ago: Klopp insists that his in-form forward did not return to the Premier League with revenge in mind.
“I don’t think it’s like this.
“Maybe it was one reason he came back, but he’s not like ‘now I will show you the real Mo Salah’.
“He’s completely relaxed. For sure he wanted to show a little bit he’s better than that, but everyone knew it already.