Frank Lampard: What’s changed about Mohamed Salah at Liverpool FC since Chelsea FC
The Chelsea FC legend believes Mohamed Salah has become a more mature player at Liverpool FC
Frank Lampard believes Mohamed Salah is a more mature player at Liverpool FC.
The Chelsea FC record goal-scorer was team-mates with the Egypt international for six months in the 2013-14 season.
Salah scored two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions following his £11m move to Chelsea FC from Swiss side Basel.
However, the 25-year-old struggled to tie down a regular starting spot and completed a loan move to Fiorentina and then AS Roma.
Salah returned to the Premier League in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma last summer.
The African player of the year scored his 30th goal in all competitions on Wednesday night in a 5-0 victory over Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.
Former Chelsea FC midfielder Lampard pinpointed what’s different about Salah at Liverpool FC following his disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge.
“I think there’s a real maturity about Mo Salah now,” Lampard told BT Sport. “I played with him at Chelsea and you saw little bits of skill, pace and trickery but not like this.
“Yeah [he has surprised me], with how far he’s gone. Absolute credit to him because he’s gone away and worked very hard on his game.
“He is effecting every game he plays in in a massive way.”
Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League and two points behind Manchester United in the race to secure a spot in the Champions League.
Salah has scored 22 goals in the English top flight this season to help the Reds challenge for a top-four spot.
Liverpool FC signed Virgil Van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.