Liverpool’s former striker Michael Owen has lauded Mo Salah, the Egyptian flyer who joined in the summer from Roma.
Following his brace against Maribor, Salah is on eight goals for the campaign already, which is just six less than last season’s top scorer Coutinho managed in 2016/17.
Salah looks set to beat that by Christmas and we’d hope he scores more than 20 in all competitions.
Owen claims that this is even more impressive considering Salah doesn’t appear a natural finisher.
“It’s been a brilliant start,” he told BT Sport, cited in the Echo. “Liverpool are so well blessed.
“They have pace either side. I can’t believe how many chances he makes.
“He isn’t an unbelievable finisher but he gets so many chances every game, his numbers are totting up.
“He is nearly in double figures already.
“It’s brilliant for a wide man. He already looks a brilliant signing.”
Regardless of what you may think of Owen, who played for Manchester United after leaving Liverpool, he’s spot on, here.
Salah doesn’t actually look comfortable in front of goal and has fluffed many more one-on-one chances than he’s finished since arriving on Merseyside.
But again, this is testament to his incredible movement off the ball an ability to get himself in scoring situations.
Once he becomes more clinical, he could realistically score a bucketload – especially with the likes of Coutinho and Roberto Firmino around him creating opportunities at will.
Not to mention Sadio Mane, who’ll be back by the end of next month and Adam Lallana, who himself is close to a return.