Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are loving the signing of this ex-Chelsea player and his impact on the team.
The Reds signed Mo Salah in the summer for £34m and many of our regulars believe he’s returning to the Premier league a completely different player to the one Chelsea let go three years ago. Indeed, within his first three months with the Reds, our Liverpudlians are shocked that he’s already found the net 12 times, despite not playing as an out and out striker.
In fact, both Luis Suarez (7) and Fernando Torres (11) at the same stage after 17 games scored less.
No player since Suarez left for Barcelona has netted more than 14 times in one season so if Salah continues on this trajectory, he his surely destined to hit over that very mark and more, much to the delight of our local Kopites, who are so happy the club have found their lethal edge again.
In Suarez’s final season he bagged 31 times and this is something Liverpool have severely missed in the Uruguayan’s absence, having struggled to fill the void left by his departure in 2014. While they clearly have the quality to create chances, there’s now someone to actually stick them away.
The Egyptian is finding his groove quickly at Anfield and, alongside scoring more than Liverpool’s most recent prolific strikers in his first 17 games, our punters are so happy he’s also been involved in more goals, with three assists meaning he’s been had a hand in 15 goals this season.
An all-round attacking force, Anfield just might have found their new Suarez.
Liverpool’s latest Fab Four are looking dangerous and Salah, sending defences around and around like a Helter Skelter, is a key component of that, so you can certainly see why he’s quickly become a fan favourite.
Salah should have scored even more as our glass collector recalls a missed penalty against Huddersfield Town, as well as some missed chances. So, if Salah can start to convert even more of those into goals and carry on with his current form, Suarez may finally be replaced.