Bob Bradley, one of Mohamed Salah’s former managers, has vouched for the winger’s exciting attacking expertise following his £36.9million move to Liverpool.
Salah played under Bradley during the American’s two year spell in charge of the Egyptian national side and has been backed to be an Anfield success by his old boss.
“With the 4-3-3 system Klopp likes Salah is a great fit,” Bradley told the Telegraph.
“He can play from the outside in and set up chances, or he can play as a striker or a false nine.”
“He is fast and gets behind the defence, makes good runs and is dynamic. No defender is happy coming up against him.”
“When you have this kind of speed he creates a lot of chances for himself and others. For anyone who goes to the stadium he is exciting and a joy to watch.”
Not only does Salah’s arrival introduce another source of the explosive pace and counterattacking qualities injected by Sadio Mane last season, but it allows Philippe Coutinho to occupy the deeper-midfield role that has previously been tipped as his future long-term position.
His versatility and ability to contribute from any attacking position makes him a perfect fit to a setup that demands interchanging. Likewise, his ball retrieval and pressing meet Klopp’s demands for hard work and high-intensity football in aid of both forcing mistakes from opposition defences and driving a quick transition from defence to attack.
Salah joins with the added bonus of an extra determination to prove a point having struggled to make an impact during his time with Chelsea three-and-a half years ago.
Everything is in place for him to slot in comfortably and thrive in a setup he is very much suited to.