Ever since Mohamed Salah joined Roma, it became pretty clear that he was a special talent. However, nobody expected him to become such an impactful player right away.
Liverpool signed the Egyptian for just 48 million in 2017, after he scored 34 goals in 83 caps for the Italian side and became a key part of their squad.
And while Roma has clearly missed his goal-scoring and ability to put defenders on skates, the legendary Francesco Totti doesn’t blame him, because he knows he would’ve never won a UEFA Champions League there:
“If Salah would’ve stayed in Rome it would have been almost impossible for him to win the Champions League. But having moved to a new club that has won many tournaments he had more chances. I am happy for him because he is an exceptional guy. He made that big substantial leap from Rome to Liverpool that nobody would have expected. He is now a player that changes any game at any time,” the Italian legend told DAZN.
Salah has now scored 87 goals in 136 caps for Liverpool and is one of Merseyside’s biggest modern idols thanks to his relentless ability to score.
Next to Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the Egyptian forward has turned the Reds into one of the deadliest offensive teams in the world.
That’s why Liverpool are currently sitting 19 points at the top of the English Premier League table, a tournament they’re poised to win for the first time in club history.
Moreover, the Reds are also thriving in the UEFA Champions League, but they’re set to face quite a tough task when they play vs. Atletico de Madrid for the knockout stage.
Mane will still be sidelined for an extra couple of weeks, so Jurgen Klopp needs Salah to be at his best if they intend to win back-to-back UCL trophies.