It’s fair to say that former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been left impressed with the impact that Mohamed Salah has made at the club so far.
As per BBC Sport, the 25-year-old moved to Anfield in a deal worth £34m this past summer, returning to the Premier League after a previous difficult stint at Chelsea.
However, he has returned a different player, as the Egyptian undoubtedly impressed during his time in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma, maturing as a player and finding his confidence and form with his goalscoring exploits with the latter in particular.
Salah is now continuing that development at Liverpool, and the early signs are certainly promising as he’s bagged 10 goals and provided four assists in 16 games so far this season.
Jurgen Klopp has had his injury problems and is not able to currently put out his strongest line-up, but with Salah and Sadio Mane causing problems on the flanks with their pace, movement and eye for goal, Liverpool will be a problem for any team to contain moving forward.
Carragher has been left very impressed, and has even gone as far as to say that he believes Salah has been the best summer signing in the Premier League so far this season.
“Of all the transfers last summer, none has had more impact than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah,” he told The Telegraph.
“When I saw Salah score his first for the club at Watford on the opening day, I felt this was a player who would score 15 this season. I underestimated. He is on schedule to get 25.
“Paying over £35 million seemed risky, but as was the case with Mané, Salah already looks to be worth more than he cost.”
For many, this was to be expected. Aside from his form for Roma, Salah simply looked a perfect fit for the way in which Klopp sets up his team and the style of play adopted by Liverpool as it makes the most of his strengths in terms of pace and movement in behind. The German tactician will without doubt be delighted with his contribution so far, as is Carragher.