Chelsea's loss is Liverpool's gain - Danny Murphy on Mo Salah

7th Dec 2017

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has heaped praise on the in-form Mohammed Salah after his electric start to his career at Anfield.

After failing to make an impact at Chelsea during his first spell in England, Salah went to Roma to rediscover his form and is now replicating this in the Premier League with 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Speaking exclusively to AskFans, Murphy said: "I'd seen him play a few times before he went to Chelsea and liked him a lot. Not only his pace, but his close control and awareness.

"I didn't know he had this many goals in him or was as comfortable in front of goal.

"He then never got a chance at Chelsea. People say he went there and failed, but you don't fail if you don't play and the reason he didn't play was Willian and Hazard.

"It's the same with De Bruyne. Was he ever going to play instead of Lampard? No. Sometimes it takes you going away, playing somewhere else and getting the confidence up even more.

"He's playing now like a man who is loving his football and full of confidence. And actually, when you look at what Mane first did in a Liverpool shirt, Salah has made that look like nothing!

"So the options are fantastic and he's been great."

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