BBC Sport pundit talks up Mo Salah at Liverpool FC

Garth Crooks singles out Liverpool FC forward Mo Salah for special praise

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah Photo: Mohamed Salah / Instagram

Garth Crooks has heaped praise on Mohamed Salah for his deadly finishing in the Liverpool FC attack.

The Egypt international has recovered from what was a slow start to the Premier League season which had prompted some critics to suggest the PFA player of the year was a one-term wonder.

Salah, though, found the back of the net for the sixth time in eight games in all competitions to break the deadlock for Liverpool FC in a 2-0 win over promoted side Fulham last Sunday.

The 26-year-old was emphatic in his finish as the former Chelsea FC attacker used his pace to escape the retreating Fulham defenders on the counter-attack.

The African forward’s latest Anfield goal to his tally to eight goals in 16 games in the Champions League and Premier League to end talk of a potential long-term dip in form.

Salah found the net against Cardiff City, Red Star Belgrade and Huddersfield Town to build some confidence and form ahead of the international break.

Former Spurs defender Crooks described Salah as the perfect player to complete the Liverpool FC attack.

“This [against Fulham] wasn’t Liverpool at their exhilarating best but if you want to see a team transition from defence to attack seamlessly then there is no-one better,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“What makes matters worse for the opposition is they have Mohamed Salah, who is as fast as a hare, to put the finishing touches to the move.”

Salah moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window to move to the Premier League for the second time in his career.

The Reds star scored 44 times in his first season at Liverpool FC, including a return of 32 goals in the Premier League to finish at the top of the goal-scoring charts.

Salah saw off competition from another former Chelsea FC player Kevin De Bruyne to win the PFA player of the year award after one full season in England.

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