Peter Crouch raves about ‘ridiculous’ Liverpool FC star

The former Liverpool FC striker believes Mohamed Salah merits the PFA player of the year award

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

Peter Crouch believes Mohamed Salah’s “ridiculous” performances at Liverpool FC this season merit the PFA player of the year award.

The Egypt international is one of the frontrunners to win the prize but the winger faces competition for Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Salah moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window despite his difficult spell at Chelsea FC in 2014.

The African forward wasted no time leaving his mark at Liverpool FC following a goal on his debut in a 3-3 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road in the opening game of the season.

The 25-year-old scored a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend to take his tally to 29 goals in 31 games in the Premier League this term.

Former Liverpool FC striker Crouch is adamant that Salah deserves to win the PFA player of the year award.

“What Salah has done over the last three months will be fresh in everyone’s mind,” Crouch told the Daily Mail.

“I also think the impact he has had on Liverpool, with the amount of goals he has scored, is bigger than the influence De Bruyne, who is surrounded by world-class talents, has had on City.

“Honestly, his quantity of goals – and how consistently he has scored them – is ridiculous. I was impressed by the way he started the season but I kept thinking, ‘The barren spell is coming’. Those thoughts quickly changed to, ‘Hang on a minute, there’s no sign of him stopping!’

“The night we faced Liverpool at home was the night he really made an impression on me. He came off the bench and scored two goals, the first being a volley that couldn’t have been hit any sweeter. I was standing directly by him and it was going in from the moment it left his foot.

“I just can’t get over how clinical Salah has been – he has 15 goals in his last 13 appearances and the longest he has gone without scoring is three matches – and I’m pretty sure plenty of other players will have taken a similar view when completing their forms.”

Salah has scored eight times in nine games in the Champions League to help the Reds reach the quarter-final stage.

Liverpool FC will have to get past Premier League leaders Manchester City in the round of eight ahead of their first leg at Anfield on Wednesday night.

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