It seems as though the waiting is finally over for Liverpool fans, with the Reds set to confirm the signing of Mohamed Salah in the coming days.
The Egyptian will join in a deal worth around £32m plus a potential £5m in add-ons, and he’s set to jet into London on Tuesday night to complete the formalities and sign a five-year contract worth around £90,000 a week with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds .
And although some might be wondering why Liverpool would want to spend so much money on a player who failed to make an impact in his previous spell in English football at Chelsea, a look at his stats since leaving the Blues shows just why.
Because last season Salah’s total of 15 goals and 11 assists in Serie A was better than EVERY one of Liverpool’s attackers managed in the Premier League, in both categories.
Salah’s contribution to 26 goals was a lot better than Liverpool’s best performer Philippe Coutinho, who managed to contribute to 20 thanks to 13 goals and seven assists as the Reds struck 78 times in the league overall.
The full comparison between Salah and Liverpool’s attackers looks like this:
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool attackers’ league goals and assists combined – 2016/17
So as far as signing players to improve his squad goes, Klopp seems to have looked at the numbers and decided that Salah is his man to add yet more attacking flair to his side.
Can he cut it in the Premier League again though?
Will Mo Salah be a success second time round in the Premier League?
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