How Salah has helped Liverpool forget Phillipe Coutinho

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah. Photo: By Дмитрий Голубович - https://www.soccer0010.com/galery/1013448/photo/673353, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Liverpool’s bargain signing from Roma in the summer has made it easy for the team and its fans to forget all about the departure of Phillipe Coutinho.

Mo Salah has been in blistering form this Premier League season since joining from Roma and his partnership with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane is making it all the more pleasing.

Thierry Henry recently said, “I like his movement” referring to Salah’s tendency to get in behind defenders. He continued saying that there was “no skills for no reason. He going at you, if you’re ready or not that’s your problem”.

There has been an incredible amount of money being thrown around in recent transfer windows including Coutinho’s £142 million move to Barcelona. But Liverpool managed to practically steal Mo Salah from Roma for £37 million.

The winger currently sits just one goal behinf Harry Kane in the Premier League race for the Golden Boot but his status as a winger is what makes it all the more impressive. Salah has thrived in Liverpool’s front three proving assists and goals that have propelled Liverpool beyond the 100 goal mark this season already.

Salah has been directly involved in forty goal so far this season and his thirty-one goals in all competitions is already equal to what Luis Suarez achieved in his final season at the Reds.

The Roman Robbery is only made worse by the fact that Salah is set to complete one of the most prolific debut seasons in the Premier League, ever.

Roma’s sporting director said that the fee they received (£50 million in the end including bonuses) was “a figure I don’t feel is the best for him right now” but did finish by saying that the club was in a position to sell and they needed the money.

Salah initially made his Premier League debut in the 14/15 seaosn making just thirteen appearances for Chelsea after being hailed as the “Egyptian Messi”. But he made the move to Roma and now heads to a World Cup with all the confidence in the world.

Roma Legend Francesco Totti was full of praise for Salah last week saying that at the moment “he is one of the best players in the world – and I think he can and will get even better”.

He continued to say that it is because Salah works hard in training and does all the right things that he has gotten to where he is now.

Liverpool fans will be hoping that Salah, and the rest of the Liverpool team, will be able to continue their form in their Champions League run and finish above Manchester United Premier League.