Frank Lampard refuses to criticise Chelsea for selling Liverpool FC star
The Chelsea legend defends the Blues' decision to sell Mohamed Salah given his brilliant form at Liverpool FC
Frank Lampard doesn’t believe Chelsea deserve criticism for selling Mohamed Salah despite the African’s impressive start to his Liverpool FC career.
The Egypt international moved to Chelsea in an £11m deal from Swiss side Basel in 2014 but Salah struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge despite winning the Premier League and the League Cup.
The 25-year-old spent six months at the west London side before he went on a season-long loan move to Serie A outfit Fiorentina and then AS Roma.
Salah eventually completed a permanent switch to Roma in a £16m deal and he ended up scoring 34 goals in 83 games during his three-season spell in Serie A.
Liverpool FC signed Salah in a £39m deal from AS Roma back in June and the African star has made a blistering start to his Anfield career despite concerns about his ability to adapt to the Premier League.
Salah scored his 10th Premier League games in 13 outings to break the deadlock in a 1-1 draw with his former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard admitted that Salah just didn’t work out at the defending champions but has worked hard to turnaround his career since his spell at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s difficult. There shouldn’t be too much finger-pointing,” Lampard told BT Sport.
“I was there [at Chelsea] with Salah. He was young and in an early stage of his career.
“It didn’t work for him and he went away and did well. De Bruyne was the same situation. It’s very hard because Chelsea have got an abundance of talent in those positions.
“I’d rather focus on the player. Credit to him for going away, working hard and coming back.”
Salah has netted 15 times in 20 games in all competitions for Liverpool FC.