Salah ‘could be games next big superstar’ United legend tells Liverpool fans
Mohamed Salah has reached another level at Liverpool and could be the game’s next superstar, claims Manchester United great Gary Neville.
Salah fired a hat-trick against Leeds on the opening day of the new Premier League season to take his tally to 97 goals in 154 appearances for Liverpool as he looks to get the Reds another Premier League and Champions League title.
And according to Neville, who has been stunned by the consistency and hunger for goals Salah has shown since moving to Anfield from Roma in 2016, he could be the game’s next superstar
“There was a point in the game where I was watching Salah and I just thought, that is some player,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“Four years ago, when he first came to Liverpool and he got those 40-odd goals, I thought, ‘That’s a freak. He won’t be able to live with that’. But then he consistently produces over a period of two or three years.”
“[Kylian] Mbappe, he’s fantastic. Neymar, he’s a bit up and down a bit… Where is the best player in the world going to be in the next couple of years? Salah is not far away from it anyway, but to me on Saturday he looked like an absolutely different level.”
“You think about the mentality difference between Mane and Salah,” Neville added.
“Mane is likeable. I think the players probably love him, he gives his all every single day, he’ll do the selfless thing for the team.
“Then you look at Salah over the other side. He doesn’t pass sometimes to his team-mates. He’s a little bit more selfish and a little bit less likeable because of that, probably to the fans and to his own team-mates.
“But then, I look at him as an outsider and I’m thinking that he is an absolute killer on the pitch.”
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