Mohamed Salah’s move to Liverpool divided opinion even among the Reds fans, but the Egyptian maestro proved everyone wrong by shattering the individual goalscoring record in a league season
Mohamed Salah was once a Liverpool target in 2014, but was lured away by the club’s Premier League rivals Chelsea. The 26-year-old’s first stint in England with the Blues was nothing short of failure. He was summed up as a player who has pace and nothing else. After one year at the club, the winger was sent on loan to the Serie A twice, first Fiorentina then AS Roma.
The Giallorossi got impressed by the player and signed him on a permanent basis in 2016 and things started changing for Salah since. It took only one solid season with Roma before Liverpool came calling for the star. Although the Reds had a tough time dealing with the Italian side’s director Monchi, they succeeded in convincing the club to sell Salah.
The former Basel player has revealed in multiple interviews that it was always in his mind to return to England and prove everyone wrong. In his first season with Liverpool, that is exactly what he did.
In the process of helping Liverpool to a top 4 finish in the league, Salah scored 32 goals breaking a spectacular record held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. The Egyptian led the Merseyside club to the finals of the UEFA Champions League and also carried his national team to their first World Cup in 28 years.
The superstar was linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, but that remained as just a rumour leaving the Liverpool fans relieved. However, the relief could soon turn into worry as reports from Spain now claim that Barcelona are looking to bring Salah to the Camp Nou.
The news is that the Blaugrana are planning to make a whopping €250 million deal for the Liverpool ace, with the Spanish giants considering Salah to be the ideal one to succeed captain Lionel Messi soon.
The new season has only begun and it is too early for anyone to comment on a transfer rumour like this. There is no doubt that Salah is a very wanted man, but he remains as a crucial part of the Liverpool team and their search for trophies. If the Reds fail to achieve something massive this season, they could be losing their ‘Egyptian King’ at the end of the season.
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