Ian Wright: Why Liverpool FC more dangerous with Mohamed Salah
The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool FC look more dangerous with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in their ranks
Liverpool FC are more dangerous with Mohamed Salah able to complement Sadio Mane, according to Ian Wright.
The Reds raised some eyebrows when Jurgen Klopp signed the Egypt international in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window.
Salah struggled during a brief spell at Chelsea in 2014 before he secured a loan move to Fiorentina before he completed a temporary move to AS Roma.
The 25-year-old has scored 12 times in 15 games in the Premier League to break Robbie Fowler’s record-breaking start to life as a Reds player in the Premier League.
Mane teed up Salah to score in a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Wednesday night after the Senegal international broke the deadlock at the bet365 Stadium.
The African forward’s impressive start to his Liverpool FC career has taken some of the pressure off Mane, who has missed games due to injury and suspension.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Salah’s arrival allowed Mane to make a full return to fitness and not be rushed back into Klopp’s team.
“It’s worked perfectly for Liverpool. We’ve seen when Mane is out how much of a void he leaves,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“It has given Mane time to come back. He was even on the bench. It was something I wouldn’t have envisaged.”
Salah has scored 17 times in 21 games in all competitions in the 2017-18 season so far.
Mane netted 13 times and made five assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League last term following his £30m move from Southampton in the 2016 summer transfer window.