Mo Salah’s story is an ideal tale of redemption. He was brought into England by Jose Mourinho, but as was the case for several talented players at Chelsea, he didn’t get the requisite game-time and was instead shipped off on loan spells to Fiorentina and Roma.
Fast forward to last summer, when Liverpool were able to secure the Egyptian for £34 million in what can retrospectively be seen as a bargain and a half.
The PFA Player of the year has led Liverpool to the finals of the Champions League this season, and secured them a third-place finish in the Premier League.
His 32nd League goal on Sunday, which secured him the Golden Boot, also broke a long-held record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season.
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Surely Mourinho must be kicking himself for letting him go during his tenure at Chelsea. Turns out, however, that he had positive things to say to Salah.
Speaking to Egypt Today, the 25-year-old revealed: “I did meet him twice – in our match here at Anfield [Liverpool vs Manchester United] and in the other match in Manchester.
“He told me that he is happy with what I am doing. So, I thanked him. We didn’t talk much; I just said ‘hi’ to him and he told me that he was happy for me.”
Now Salah has the challenge of leading his team against Real Madrid in Kiev, and for once, the Merseyside club may actually have a chance of beating the erstwhile favorite European giants.
Supporters will also earnestly be hoping that Salah will continue this season’s antics into next year as well.
However, there may also be a situation wherein the player does succumb to the alleged interest from Real Madrid and switch clubs. One can only be certain once the summer transfer window opens and comes to a close.