Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah continued his sensational form this season when he scored a brilliantly taken goal against Manchester City last Wednesday in his sides impressive 2-1 win at the Etihad.
The Egyptian international has been a revelation since moving to Anfield from Italian side Roma for £38 million last summer. Salah has exceeded the executions of even the most optimistic of Liverpool fans, and is now considered to be at the same level as some of football biggest names.
This is of course the 25-year-old’s second spell in English football having already played for Chelsea between 2014-2016. Speaking after the Man City game one of his former team-mates Frank Lampard admitted he did not see Salah transforming into the world-class talent we see see today during their time together at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard also revealed how Salah has a similar trait to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
“Sometimes we watch Lionel Messi and he’s great at just standing in areas.” Lampard told BT Sport.
“Salah’s started to do that, just standing in areas and all of a sudden the ball comes to him and he goes.”
So often we judge a player on his work-rate, but interestingly Lampard believes it is the ability to stand still and let the game evolve around them that truly sets Salah and Messi apart.
Just to sum up what an amazing campaign Liverpool’s talented attacker is having, he has now scored more goals (39) this season (39) than Messi (36).
In fact Salah’s goal against Man City means he is now the first player in Premier League history to have been directly involved in 50 goals in a single season.