March 27, 2018

Player Feature: Versatile Forward Mohamed Salah in His Top Form

All eyes are on Mohamed Salah and his stellar individual season

Liverpool star Mohamed SalahFull Name: Mohamed Salah Ghaly
Birthdate: June 15, 1992
Place of Birth: Egypt
Playing years: 2006 to Present
Position(s): Forward (Right, Centre)
Attacking Midfielder/Second Striker (Right, Centre)
Football Club (Current): Liverpool
Awards: SAFP Golden Player Award (2013)
CAF African Footballer of the Year (2017)
BBC African Footballer of the Year (2017)
Premier League Player of the Month (November 2017, February 2018)

Formative years

Mohamed Salah played for the El Mokawloon, an Egyptian football club in Nasr City, Cairo for a good part of his youth from 2010 to 2012. He became a regular in the national team and earned his first goal for them in a draw with El Ahly. He then went on to play for Swiss Super League club Basel; the UEFA Champions League match against Molde being his official debut.

Notable Skills/Style of Play

– Excellent ball control
– Strong key passes
– Flair for quick exchanges
– Ace dribbling and counter attack form
– A knack for layoffs and cutting in the center

Football Career

In 2014, Chelsea recruited Salah for a reported £11 million deal. He played as a substitute in the 3-0 victory off Newcastle United for his debut. He also played for the team in matches against Arsenal and Swansea City, scoring his first Chelsea goal in the former.

Fiorentina and Roma
Salah played for Italian club Fiorentina in 2015 on an 18-month loan and scored an impressive first goal for the club when it competed with Sassuolo. He scored the winning goal for the Internazionale faceoff and both goals for the team’s win from Juventus in Coppa Italia. He was offered a permanent move in Fiorentina but he opted to play for Serie A club A.S. Roma. He finished the season as the top scorer with 15 goals and was named Player of the Season.

In June 2017, Salah joined Liverpool and became the club’s first Egyptian player. He netted on plays with Watford, Hoffenheim, and twice in the 7-0 Champions League win versus Marbour. He has shown a remarkable return of 36 goals in 41 games, breaking Premier League records for a Liverpool player in a debut season. With his solid scoring streak, he was recently named Premier League Player of the Month for February. Sports analysts are keen to name him Player of the Year as he is set to outscore all previous winners (defense) at this rate. In an interview, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stated that Salah is on the way to being in the same tier as Lionel Messi at this stage in his career.

Bid for Salah

According to reports, Real Madrid is eager to sign Liverpool scoring hero Mohamed Salah after his outstanding performance in the season. The club is out on a massive spending spree to get him as one of their starting players. Liverpool has already lost Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and is not about to easily hand off Salah to Real Madrid’s clutches. The team is said to be ready to double Salah’s paycheck in a bid to lock him down and dissuade any club transfer interest.

Watch out for the next Premier League games and see if Mohamed Salah will remain to be on a roll. Why not bet on one of his matches? Register on Eastbridge bet brokerage and have the best prices for your bets.

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