Gary Neville has waxed lyrical about the growth of Mohamed Salah and the integral role he plays in the current Liverpool squad.
Speaking on Sky Sports on Monday night, the Manchester United icon took the time to highlight the Egyptian’s quality (via @LFCTransferRoom).
Will Mohamed Salah win the Golden Boot this season?
“That is some player,” Neville said. “When he got those 40 odd goals I thought, ‘that’s a freak, he won’t be able to live with that’.
“And then he consistently produces over a period of two or three years.”
Indeed, Salah notched an astonishing 32 goals in 36 Premier League games, which made his debut season total 44 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
The winger won the Golden Boot that year as well as the following campaign alongside teammate Sadio Mane. He missed out last term to Jamie Vardy but will undoubtedly be eager to reclaim the accolade this time round. Salah’s hat-trick against Leeds has certainly put him in good stead to challenge for it.
Loads of Liverpool fans are delighted with Neville’s unusually positive comments about one of their players. So much so that they have taken to Twitter to show their appreciation.
One supporter has tweeted that Neville’s comments were ‘well said’ whilst another thinks he is talking ‘big facts’.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
Nicest thing he has ever said about any of our players lol
— Peter Calyvopoulos (@sneakypete013) September 15, 2020
— will jervuis (@willjervia) September 14, 2020
Damn that’s well said.
— Seymour Chex💰 (@lbssowavy) September 14, 2020
Gotta love G Nev bigging up our Egyptian King. 🤙🏽 https://t.co/FyhP2wEHgD
— Gurpal Bhachu (@GurpalBhachu) September 14, 2020
Nice to hear Salah getting praised but this narrative that he’s not a team player needs to go. He’s had the most assists out of all our forwards for every season he’s been with Liverpool.
— *tanvir 🧞♂️ (@senor_tanvir) September 14, 2020
Only non Liverpool pundit who gives Liverpool players credit they deserve https://t.co/XaxT6bER7a
— Om Al (@virgil_vantwico) September 14, 2020
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