Steven Gerrard sends message to Liverpool supporters about Mohamed Salah
The former Liverpool captain explains why Jurgen Klopp signed Mohamed Salah from AS Roma
Steven Gerrard believes Jurgen Klopp signed Mohamed Salah to give Liverpool another dimension alongside Sadio Mane.
The Merseyside outfit signed the Egypt international in a club-record £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma back in June.
Salah has already made an impression in the Liverpool team following an impressive pre-season campaign.
The former Chelsea winger opened his Liverpool account with a goal in their thrilling 3-3 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old proved to be one of the Merseyside outfit’s standout players in a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday night.
Former Liverpool captain Gerrard is confident Salah will provide Liverpool with more attacking options in the 2017-18 campaign.
“I think the reason they’ve gone for someone like Salah in the transfer window is because he gives you another dimension as well as Sadio Mane,” Gerrard told BT Sport.
“He’s a player who is capable of breaking the lines, running in behind with pace and causing problems from the other side of the pitch.
“With both of them in the Liverpool team, they are a really big threat.”
Liverpool will host Crystal Palace at Anfield in their second Premier League game of the 2017-18 season.
The Reds have also signed Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke and Hull City defender Andy Robertson.
The Merseyside outfit finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season ahead of Arsenal.
Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.