How Lionel Messi inspired Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

(L-R) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
(L-R) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi had a big hand in Mohamed Salah’s success at Liverpool.

Many questioned Liverpool’s decision of signing Mohamed Salah from Roma in 2017 after spending 40 million euros on the Egyptian international but his recent success would have justified any amount of money the Reds would have spent.

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Salah’s form in Serie A was impressive scoring 34 goals and providing 22 assists in 83 appearances with his last season at Roma resulting in 15 of those goals. Despite this, it was his short spell under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea that people remember where he managed just 13 appearances for the Portuguese manager, scoring 2 goals, where many considered him a flop.

Salah of today, however, has revolutionized Liverpool under the guidance of Jorgen Klopp, being named as the most dangerous front trio of any current team alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. He is on the verge of winning his third consecutive Premier League Golden Boot, being only second to the current race leader Jamie Vardy by three goals.

Former Egypt national team manager, Bob Bradley, claims that his recent success is due to Salah following the play style of Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi. It is no doubt that the Argentine international is one of the best players to ever play the sport and any aspiring footballer can learn a lot from him. Salah followed this tip and has learnt to play like Messi in order to find success claims his former coach.

"“Salah improved a lot since I left the Egyptian NT, he is a great player. I told him to watch Messi closely, so he can improve his performance and he took my advice. Back then I tried to change his position to play deep as a striker, because he has the speed. He is now one of the best players in the world.” Bradley told Sada El Balad (Egyptian television channel).Source Mirror"

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, had also compared Salah to Barca’s no. 10 in an interview with beIN Sports saying “Salah has similarities with Messi but he must find the consistency of Messi.”

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