Ian Wright set Mohamed Salah ‘real’ Liverpool FC challenge

The Arsenal legend lavishes praise on Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah but warned next season will be a test

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

Ian Wright says Mohamed Salah’s next step towards Premier League greatness will be remaining consistent over the course of the next few seasons.

The Egypt international has been a sensation since his move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Salah has netted a staggering 31 goals in 33 games in the Premier League this season to sit at the top of the division’s goal-scoring charts.

The African forward has played a huge role in Liverpool FC’s run to the Champions League semi-finals following a return of nine goals in 12 outings.

Salah was rewarded for his fine form with the PFA player of the year award last weekend ahead of his former Chelsea FC team-mate and Manchester City rival Kevin De Bruyne.

Former Arsenal striker Wright warned Salah that he will need to produce consistency over the next couple of seasons to secure his status as a Premier League great.

“Now, of course, comes the REAL challenge. One that the two Arsenal legends met so successfully, so often,” Wright told The Sun.

“And that is to prove he can do it on a consistent basis, week in, week out, over years and years.

“Not that I am suggesting Mo is going to be a one-season wonder, far from it.

“But next season there will be no surprise element — just fans’ sky-high expectations from the word go.”

Liverpool FC are on course to finish in the Premier League’s top four in successive seasons after Jurgen Klopp secured their return to the Champions League last term.

The Reds were 5-1 winners against Premier League champions Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals after Salah scored in both legs.

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