Filipe Luis: Salah was like Messi in Chelsea training
Salah had signed for Chelsea coming from Swiss powerhouse FC Basel in 2014, in what was supposed to be his big break.
However, things didn’t go to plan for the Egyptian as he struggled for playing time and was sent on loan just one year later.
Luis, who shared the pitch with Salah for one year, explained why the Liverpool star struggled during his first stint in the Premier League.
“Jose Mourinho didn’t get the best out of me, just as he didn’t with Salah,” he told the Guardian.
“I suffered with Salah in training, pfff. When he went Fiorentina, I said: ‘Why are you going, Momo? This is Chelsea.’ And he said: ‘I need to play.’ I thought: ‘This kid’s good.’
“He never went for money or to win more; he went to show he could play. In training, he was like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone,” he concluded.
Since joining Liverpool from Roma, Salah became one of Liverpool’s most crucial players and helped return to their glory days.
The 28-year-old scored 118 goals in 187 appearances for the Reds, helping them win the UEFA Champions League trophy and lift their first Premier League title in the modern era.
This season alone he already has 24 goals to his name, with 17 of them coming in the Premier League, putting him on top of the goalscoring charts.
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