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Salah’s first interview in a Liverpool shirt: I’m very excited to be here

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Newly-transferred Egyptian international Mohamed Salah has given his first interview in the Reds’ shirt after completing his move to Liverpool.

Liverpool have officially announced the signing of the 25-year-old winger from Serie A side AS Roma on Thursday after around a month of negotiations with the Giallorossi.

Salah, who will wear the number 11 next season, managed to sit with Liverpool’s official website and give his first interview as a player for the Reds where he expressed his excitement and happiness following his move.

When asked on how he feels about being a Liverpool player, Salah replied: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m very happy. I was in Egypt and I came two days ago. I was in Liverpool and I just signed one hour ago.

“Now I’m here and I’m very happy to be here. I would like to win something with the club. Everyone knows the club is very big. We have to do something for the fans and win something.”

Liverpool fans are certainly excited for the prospect of having Mane, Salah, Coutinho and Firmino all on the attacking front. Salah’s reply to who’s the most player he’s excited to play with is: “They played so well last season. Mane played a fantastic season, Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana – all of them. I don’t want to say just one name. All of them had a great season last year.”

Salah then commented on which position he’d be comfortable playing in: “I have played on the right. Last season with Roma we played five at the back and two strikers; I was a second striker, like a No.10. Sometimes I go on the left. I can play anywhere up front.”

Salah has previously played for Chelsea only featuring 19 times before joining Fiorentina; he talked about whether he’ll be coming back as a better player or not saying: “100 per cent, yes! Everything [has improved]. Even my personality was different, I was a kid – I was 20 or 21.

“Now I’m four years older, everything is different. I have lots of experience in three clubs: I was at Chelsea, then Fiorentina and then Roma. I have good experience.”

The 25-year-old then expressed his excitement about moving to the city of Liverpool and the project being set up at the club: “Everyone knows Liverpool is a very big club. We have fans everywhere around the world. You can see on Twitter and Facebook that fans are crazy about [the club].

“I’m happy for that because I feel the love from the fans. I feel the love from the fans in Liverpool here and I’m happy about that.”

He then continued saying: “I’m excited. Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League for a long time. We have a great team and very good players. I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100 per cent to win something.

“Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us.”

The winger has been given the number 11 shirt which was previously worn by Roberto Firmino, he commented on the subject saying: “Firstly, I appreciate what Firmino did – I have to thank him very much. I like the number 11; it was my number in Rome and also the national team before. I like this number. I have to thank him.”

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