Cole shocked to see Salah turn into a world-class player: 'He seems more ruthless'
- Salah left Chelsea in 2016 after failing to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.
- Following successful spells with Fiorentina and Roma, the Egyptian became a world-class player at Liverpool
- And Chelsea legend Cole admits he didn't expert the 26-year-old to reach this level.
Mohamed Salah was bought by Chelsea in January 2014, but was not trusted enough by the then-manager Jose Mourinho.
Eventually, the Egyptian moved to Italy, first to Fiorentina and then to AS Roma. The latter club sold the 26-year-old to Liverpool for a club-record fee of £36.9 million in the summer of 2017.
Since then, the 26-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League, which comes as a shock to his former Chelsea and AS Roma teammate Ashley Cole.
Speaking about Salah's meteoric rise, the Blues icon said: "I saw in training the ability that he had but he seems to have become more ruthless.
"I don't mean selfish in a bad way, but he wants to score goals. That's his job. He needs to score goals.
"[Salah], Firmino and Mane all play well together but I think he's become a little bit more 'it's about me now, it's my time'."