The Egypt international is widely regarded as one of European football’s top attacking talents and he has been earning lots of praise for his fine performances since his move from AS Roma back in the summer of 2017.
Salah was voted as the PFA player of the year last term following his brilliant performances, and he has been a driving force behind Liverpool FC’s Premier League title challenge this season.
The 26-year-old scored Liverpool FC’s second goal with a brilliant long-range strike in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Cole played alongside Salah during his brief spell at Chelsea FC, and the former England left-back has admitted that he did not see the Egypt international’s dramatic improvement coming.
Asked if he saw Salah’s amazing improvement coming, Cole told Sky Sports on Sunday: “To be honest, no.
“I saw in training the ability that he had but he seems to have become more ruthless.
“I don’t mean selfish in a bad way, but he wants to score goals. That’s his job. He needs to score goals.
“[Salah], Firmino and Mane all play well together but I think he’s become a little bit more ‘it’s about me now, it’s my time’.
“He’s had enough of the other players, being in their shadow, and he wants to be the main man.”
Salah will be expecting to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with a trip to FC Porto.
Jurgen Klopp’s men won the first leg of their quarter-final tie 2-0 at Anfield last week.
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