James Milner makes admission about Mo Salah ahead of Man United v Liverpool FC
James Milner raves about Mohamed Salah ahead of Liverpool FC's clash with Manchester United this weekend
James Milner has admitted that Mohamed Salah is one of the best players he has ever lined up with following the attacker’s sparkling start to life at Liverpool FC.
The Egypt international signed for the Reds in the summer transfer window last year and has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers since his move.
Indeed, Salah has scored 24 goals and made eight assists in 28 Premier League games for Jurgen Klopp’s men to help them up into third place in the table.
Both Salah and Milner will be hoping to feature for Liverpool FC as the Reds look to beat Manchester United in Saturday’s showdown at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
And Milner has admitted that he has been thrilled by the way Salah has made such an electric start to his career on Merseyside following his switch from Roma last summer.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website, Milner said: “I’ve been lucky to play with some very good players throughout my career and he’s up there as well.
“I know he’s played in England before, but changing club and changing league again – there’s a big difference between England and Italy – settling down as fast as he has and hitting the ground running, scoring the goals and being as ruthless as he has… he’s a top player and that’s credit to the players around him but also the club for helping him settle as fast as possible.
“And the players he’s playing with as well, Bobby up there with him, Sadio and the guys behind him giving him the opportunities.
“I think you see how we play, we play as a team both going forward and defending as well and he’s a big part of it.”
Manchester United warmed up for their clash against Liverpool FC by coming from two goals down to claim a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
A win for Liverpool FC against the Red Devils this weekend would hoist them up into second place in the Premier League table and above their bitter local rivals.