6 doubters Mo Salah has proven wrong
Not everyone loved Mohamed Salah from the start. Jose Mourinho, for example, could easily destroy his career. Still, Salah never gave up and has now broken several Liverpool and Premier League records.
Roma hired this transfer guru last summer and the first thing he did was to sell Salah to Liverpool for £36.9million. The transfer fee was obviously low as the striker scored 15 Serie A goals last season. What a bargain for the Reds!
Just like Kevin De Bruyne, Salah didn't receive a backing from Jose Mourinho. He made just six Premier League starts and in his final half-season with Chelsea, he played just 30 minutes in three league games. Who knew, Jose?
A BBC Sport pundit didn't believe Salah could have a future at Liverpool after a misfortunate 5-0 loss to Manchester City in September. Jenas said: “He has been brilliant so far but, does Mo Salah even start for Liverpool if Coutinho is back in the team?”
Yes, he does.
The European Cup winner, who is currently working with ESPN, admitted Salah's transfer fee was too high. He also questioned his chances to start the matches, saying: "It's a lot of money for Liverpool to buy a player, who, if everybody is fit, I don't think starts. You play Coutinho on the left, you play Mane on the right. I don't think you play Salah through the middle, that means he doesn't start.”
Salah has started every league game but one.
BBC football pundit once admitted she is not convinced of Salah's footballing IQ. She said: “I do think he's a player who tends to run forward then look second, which irritates me, somewhat. For me, he's another Juan Cuadrado - and as much talent they have, they have the pace, the technique, the running with the ball - it's just channelling it at the right moments and making the right decisions.”
How many wrong decisions has he made?
Guardian football writer didn't believe in Mohamed Salah at first, saying: “Liverpool have bought a good left-back and spent an awful lot of money on Mohamed Salah."
However, he has recently changed his mind. Now he wants to see Salah become the Premier League Player of the Season.