The highlight of Liverpool’s transfer business this summer has been the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma. Jurgen Klopp shattered the club’s record transfer to lure the player back to the Premier League after a £34.3m deal was brokered between the Seria giants and the Reds.
However, former Tottenham star JERMAINE JENAS reckons that Salah cannot lead the attack of Liverpool to a top-four finish, reports the Express.
Liverpool have bolstered their squad with the signing of three player players including Dominic Solanke from Chelsea, Andrew Robertson from Hull City but it is only Salah that is guaranteed regular game time among the new recruits of the Reds.
Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea in the winter window of 2014 but the Egyptian failed to stake a claim in the first team of the Blues. He managed only six starts for the Blues before he was sent on loan to Fiorentina and subsequently Roma.
While starring for Roma, Salah proved his mettle. Despite playing from the flank, he scored 15 goals in 31 League appearances for the Rome club last term but Jenas reckons that a handful of his teammates at Chelsea were a tad disappointed in him while he was staring from the Blues.
“Liverpool and Arsenal have done some decent business in the transfer market, and both Mohamed Salah and Alexandre Lacazette are very good players,” he told GQ magazine.
“But I remember speaking to a couple of Chelsea players about Salah, who spent a couple of years at Stamford Bridge, and they weren’t particularly impressed with him.
“He has obviously improved since and going on his pre-season performances he looks very sharp. Salah is definitely a good addition to the Liverpool squad, but not necessarily enough to bring them a top-four place.”
But that was then, the 25-year-old Egyptian has improved upon his game and he will be hoping to silence his critiques. He has been firing on all cylinders for Liverpool during pre-season games and he will be hoping to replicate same form.