Liverpool FC star has put poor Chelsea spell behind him, claims ex-forward
The Spurs legend believes Liverpool FC signing Mohamed Salah has moved on from his disappointing spell at Chelsea
Garth Crooks has praised Liverpool FC winger Mohamed Salah for putting his disappointing spell at Chelsea firmly behind him.
The Egypt international moved to the Anfield outfit in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window to bolster their attacking options.
Liverpool FC opted to sign Salah despite his underwhelming spell at Chelsea in 2014 before he was sent out on loan at Fiorentina and then AS Roma.
The African forward has already scored 15 goals in 20 games in all competitions this season to quash any concerns about his ability to adapt to the Premier League.
Salah is the division’s top goal-scorer after the 25-year-old netted his 10th Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw with his former club Chelsea at Anfield last weekend.
The Egyptian forward struggled to make an impression under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea despite winning the Premier League and the League Cup during his spell at Stamford Bridge.
Former Spurs forward Crooks is impressed with Salah’s big improvement since leaving Chelsea on loan in 2014.
“I said last week when I selected Salah that his ability to finish was infinitely better than I had first thought,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
“I don’t suppose he had the time or opportunity to really show what he was capable of at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho (although he did score for him) – a bit like Kevin de Bruyne and and Andriy Shevchenko.
“Nevertheless, Salah has put the entire Chelsea experience well behind him with 15 goals this season.
“I can’t help thinking where Liverpool would be if they had a decent defence. Would it be considerably higher than they are now?”