Mohamed Salah wanted Liverpool FC move since 2012

The Liverpool FC star reveals that he had his sights set on a move to Anfield for a long time

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

Mohamed Salah has revealed that he first set his sights on a move to Liverpool FC back in 2012.

The Egypt international has become one of Jurgen Klopp’s most important players at the Anfield outfit over the past season or so thanks to his prolific goal record.

Salah netted 44 times in all competitions in the 2017-18 season to win the PFA player of the year award after the African forward moved to Liverpool FC from AS Roma in a £39m deal in the 2017 summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old was close to a move to Liverpool FC in the January transfer window at the start of 2014, but Salah completed a £11m switch to Chelsea FC ahead of a potential move to the Merseyside outfit.

Salah spent a largely unhappy eight months at Stamford Bridge before Salah moved on loan to Fiorentina and the AS Roma, before the Egyptian star completed a permanent move to the Italian capital.

However, Salah, who has represented six clubs during his career, has revealed that he had to wait five seasons to complete his dream move to Liverpool FC in June 2017.

“It was when I went to Basel from Egypt, I had a plan in my mind that I would hopefully one day come to Liverpool.” Salah told Liverpool FC’s website.

“There was a chance before, but at the time it didn’t work for both sides. When there was interest again last year, I was very interested in coming to Liverpool straight away in my head, but you also have to see what the plan for you is and how you will fit into it. Here I am now!”

Salah was voted as Africa’s most exciting up and coming talent during his spell at Basel after the Egyptian forward netted 20 goals in 79 games in all competitions.

The 26-year-old stepped up a level at AS Roma during his first season on loan at AS Roma after he netted 15 goals in 42 games in all competitions.

Salah’s return of 19 goals in the 2016-17 season secured the PFA player of the year winner to secure a big-money move to the Premier League.

His first season at Liverpool FC ended in disappointment after Salah suffered a serious shoulder problem in the first half of the 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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