Luis Garcia states Mohammed Salah is a completely different prospect for Premier League opponents while hailing his importance at Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah took everyone by surprise during his first season at Liverpool, scoring 44-goals in all competitions. The Egyptian was instrumental in the Reds winning the Champions League and Premier League titles in previous seasons while personally earning the reputation as one of world football’s fearful forwards.
His partnership with fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane has taken Liverpool out of the slums, making them challengers on all fronts. Salah’s contributions have also seen him win the Premier League Golden Boot at least two times in his four seasons at the club.
Entering his fifth season, the Egyptian has already scored four goals in all competitions, with the latest coming against AC Milan during their midweek Champions League clash. Salah’s form will be crucial in determining Liverpool’s success this season as the club looks ready to challenge for the Premier League title again.
Stories are developing regarding a new contract for the Egyptian, 29, as he currently has two years left on his existing deal. Among his many admirers, former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia has inked his name on the list. The Spaniard hailed the Egyptian’s impact on the club and the Premier League in general.
Garcia spoke at length to Sky Sports about Liverpool and, more specifically, Salah and what he means to the club. He explained the Egyptian’s evolving with his game, and there has been considerable progress in his style of play. Garcia also predicted Salah would score many more goals this season to achieve success with Liverpool.
“He is becoming more and more important. He knows where he has to be. I think we can see a different Salah at the moment. You don’t see him making those 50-yard runs, beating players and putting it in the top corner,” said the 43-year-old.
Luis Garcia, who himself had won the Champions League with Liverpool, even making 121 competitive appearances for the club, believes that the former Chelsea winger has improved his game quite well and it has been key to his success in recent years.
“Now it is moving more around the box; he knows his combinations, so he is ready. That is why is numbers are getting better and better. His strengths are used next to the box and the six-yard box. Every single time the ball is around there, you know that he is so dangerous. I think the numbers could be even higher this season,” he added.
Garcia’s praises on Salah were certainly echoed by another ex-Liverpool star in Jamie Carragher last week, who had urged the Reds to secure a long-term contract for the Egyptian.