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Salah is the signing of the season, says Don Hutchison

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Former player and pundit Don Hutchison believes has been the signing of the season.

The Egypt international has enjoyed an impressive start to life at the Merseyside as he scored 23 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions so far.

Hutchison, who played as midfielder for Liverpool between 1990 and 1994 before joining their English premier league rivals West Ham United, nodded to Salah being the Reds signing of the season.

“Mo Salah has probably been the signing of the summer, people might argue [Alvaro] Morata, who has been in good form,” Hutchison told Goals on Sunday.

“But I watched a lot of him at Roma last year and apart from Radja Nainggolan, he was their best player. But to hit the ground running and have 23 in all competitions, is absolutely amazing.

The 25-year-old winger joined Liverpool from Italian Serie A powerhouse AS Roma before the beginning of the 2017-18 English Premier League season for £34.3m.

“He could have actually had four at the weekend. He misses chances, that is how good he is, which sounds like a bit of a contradiction! But he gets in the positions to score goals and miss them and he got two great goals at the weekend,” the 46-year-old added.

Salah scored a brace in his side’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday. The Reds are currently fourth on the league table with 41 points, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City.

“If anyone watches Salah and watches him a lot, he is a guy that plays out on the right-hand side and he always makes his runs from out to in,” Hutchison said.

“He never has chalk on his boots and stays out wide, he makes these runs constantly and any sort of sniff that he gets… that little burst, that little five-yard pass, then it is the strength.

“There is a little assist that he could have played to [Roberto Firmino], but he does not and taps it away.

“He is an honest player as well and recognises that if I show a little bit of skill and my balance is good, I am going to get an opportunity to score. And his balance is exceptional.

“Once he goes away from you, and he has the pace, balance and power, he is away and you are out of the game,” he added.

An African football Journalist based in Livingstone, Zambia.

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