Rio Ferdinand: What I truly think of Mo Salah at Liverpool FC

Rio Ferdinand salutes Mohamed Salah after his fine start to his Liverpool FC career

Rio Ferdinand
England legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he would struggle to be able to stop Mohamed Salah if he were still playing following the Liverpool FC attacker’s stunning form.

The Egypt international has been one of European football’s top performing players this season following his arrival at Anfield from AS Roma in the summer transfer window last year.

Salah has scored a remarkable 43 goals in all competitions for the Reds and he was voted as the PFA player of the year for his stunning form this term.

The 25-year-old was once again the man of the match as he scored twice and set up two goals in Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win over AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash at Anfield on Tuesday night.

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has admitted that he has been thoroughly impressed by the way in which Salah has started his Liverpool FC career.

Speaking to BT Sport on Tuesday night, Ferdinand said: “He’s a great guy to have around.

“But more importantly, [it is] the variation in his goals and his finishing – that’s what sets him apart.

“As a defender, I sit here and think, how do you stop him? He’s strong, he’s nimble on his feet, can twist and turn…”

Liverpool FC will host Stoke City in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will then turn their attentions back towards Champions League affairs and their trip to Rome for the return leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday.

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