Mohamed Salah still ‘unknown quantity’ at Liverpool FC, claims ex-defender

Matt Elliott believes opposition defenders are still learning about Liverpool FC attacker Mohamed Salah despite his well-documented impressive performance this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah Photo: Mohamed Salah / Instagram

Mohamed Salah is still an unknown quantity in the Premier League despite the Liverpool FC signing’s impressive form, according to Matt Elliott.

The Reds signed the Egypt international in the summer transfer in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma.

Salah scored twice in Liverpool FC’s 2-1 win against Leicester City in their final game in 2017 to end the season on a high note.

Jurgen Klopp opted to rest the African forward for the trip to Burnley in the Premier League as Liverpool FC edged to a 2-1 triumph at Turf Moor.

Salah has scored 17 times and has made five assists in 21 appearances in the Premier League since his big-money move to the 18-time English champions.

The Liverpool FC forward is only behind Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the divison’s goal-scoring charts following his brilliant start to life.

Examining Salah’s last performance in the Premier League in 2017, former Leicester defender Elliot suggested that the Egyptian is still surprising opposition defences with his array of talents.

“Salah is still a little bit of an unknown quantity – to an extent. People are learning but not fast enough,” Elliot told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Liverpool FC are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points behind third-placed Chelsea.

The Reds signed Virgil van Dijk in a club record 75m deal from Southampton to make the Netherlands international the most expensive defender in the world.

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