Graeme Souness: What I really think of Mo Salah at Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC legend believes Mohamed Salah needs to score more goals in more seasons to be considered a club legend
Graeme Souness believes Mohamed Salah needs to be prolific in a Liverpool FC shirt for five seasons before the Egyptian can be considered a Reds legend.
The African forward scored in the first half of Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win against Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday night to book their place in the Champions League last-16 draw.
Salah has now scored four times in his last two games after the reigning PFA player of the year award netted a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend.
The Liverpool FC number 11 has scored 13 times in all competitions this season to leave Salah on course to net at least 20 goals in his second season at the Merseyside outfit.
Salah’s detractors have been ready to brand the former Chelsea FC winger a one-season wonder after the Egypt international scored 44 times in all competitions in his debut season at Anfield.
The Liverpool FC star came to within four goals of Ian Rush’s record of 48 goals in a single season at the 18-time English champions.
Salah has moved level on 14 European goals with Rush in a Liverpool FC shirt as the African star narrows in on Steven Gerrard’s record tally of 30.
However, Rush’s former team-mate Souness explained why Salah has work to do to be compared to the club’s greatest players.
“He is fabulous but it’s only his second year,” Souness is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
“Come back in five years. When you talk about those Liverpool greats, they had players who won everything. Some great team men, great goal-scorers, longevity.
“This is only Salah’s second season but I do believe he has the potential to be in that category.”
Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table after 13 victories and three draws in their opening 16 games.
And Souness underlined the importance of Jurgen Klopp finally getting his hand on silverware.
“Right now they [Liverpool] are playing fabulous football,” Souness added.
“There has been an improvement — they made a quantum leap with a new goalkeeper and centre half. They are ready to challenge.
“Klopp still has to win stuff, and he knows that, but he now has a lot of goodwill and so he should. Their football can get me on the edge of my seat.”