Philippe Coutinho sends message to Liverpool FC fans about Mohamed Salah
The new Barcelona signing is confident Mohamed Salah can help Liverpool FC to challenge for silverware
Philippe Coutinho has hailed Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah as a “wonderful footballer” after the Brazilian midfielder completed a move to Barcelona.
The South American finally completed a £142m move to the La Liga leaders at the weekend after months of speculation linking Coutinho with a move to the Spanish side.
Coutinho was in excellent form in the current campaign following a return of 12 goals and and eight assists in 18 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
However, the South American’s performances have been overshadowed by summer signing Salah, who has netted 17 goals and has made five assists in 21 games in the Premier League.
Salah has also netted five goals in six outings in the Champions League group stage to make a brilliant start to his Liverpool FC career following a £39m move from AS Roma in the summer.
In fact, the Egypt international’s impact at Anfield has managed to soften the blow of Coutinho’s move to Barcelona.
And the Brazilian midfielder backed Salah to help Liverpool FC challenge for silverware in the coming seasons.
“Mo Salah is a wonderful footballer,” Coutinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“I look forward to watching them [Liverpool FC] win trophies and to celebrating their success. I would not have left for any other club, but Barcelona is something different.
“It is a dream, a place of magic for me.”
Liverpool FC will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in their next top-flight game at Anfield next weekend.