Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah explains why he had to leave Chelsea FC

Mohamed Salah sheds light on his decision to leave Chelsea FC in 2014

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

Mohamed Salah has lifted the lid on the reasons behind his departure from Chelsea FC.

The Egypt international has established himself as one of the best players in Europe following an incredible debut season at Liverpool FC following his summer move.

The Reds signed Salah in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window to culminate in the 25-year-old winning the PFA player of the year award.

Salah has scored 31 times in 34 outings in the Premier League to sit at the top of the division’s goal-scoring charts ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

The Egyptian forward has also netted 10 times in 14 games in Europe’s top tier competition to help Liverpool FC reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2005.

Salah struggled to have an impact at Chelsea during an eight-month spell under Jose Mourinho before he eventually moved to Serie A outfit Fiorentina on loan.

The Liverpool FC star shed light on why he decided to quit Chelsea FC.

“I didn’t have my chance [at Chelsea], so I must leave,” Salah is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“In my mind, I don’t want to be someone sitting on the bench, and waiting to be number four or five or play two minutes and he’s still in the big club. It doesn’t work.

“I went to Fiorentina, and then after I went to Rome, I had two season and a half there in both clubs.

“I did very good there. And when I had a chance to come back, I said yeah, it’s time to come back to England.”

Liverpool FC will take on Salah’s former club Chelsea FC in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Reds will take on La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month.

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