Rio Ferdinand: How Liverpool FC star Mo Salah has changed since Chelsea FC exit

The Man United legend opens up about how Mo Salah has changed since his move to Liverpool FC

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

Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah has ditched his efforts to be an entertainer in favour of being a player who decides game since leaving Chelsea FC.

The Egypt international moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Salah spent eight months at Chelsea FC in 2014 after he moved to Stamford Bridge ahead of Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool FC.

However, the African forward struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in the Chelsea FC team under Jose Mourinho.

Salah moved to Fiorentina on loan before he made the switch to AS Roma and spent two seasons in the Italian capital.

The Egyptian forward moved to Liverpool FC in a big-money deal and hit the ground running to take the Premier League by storm.

Salah is sitting at the top of the goal-scoring charts in the Premier League following a return of 29 goals in 31 games.

The summer signing scored Liverpool FC’s equaliser in a 2-1 win at Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand highlighted the changes that Salah has made to his game over the past three or four seasons.

“He’s changed the way he plays,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“He doesn’t play the same way as before and I think sometimes the penny drops. What do you want to be, an entertainer, or someone who decides games? He’s made that decision and he’s been clinical.”

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