There’s endless ‘stuff’ being circulated about Mo Salah today, with the Egyptian in Liverpool undergoing a medical ahead of our £39m transfer – which will make him the most expensive player in our history.
On top of this, the £39m will actually make Salah the most expensive African of all time, just ahead of Sadio Mane – who we purchased last year!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will likely break the record this summer, but if we acquire Naby Keita before the Borussia Dortmund man departs, Liverpool will own the three most expensive Africans in the history of the game.
One of the main attributes that makes Liverpool fans so excited about Salah is his exceptional speed, with a recent article claiming his pace over 70metres, in football boots on a grass football pitch, is equivalent to an Olympic sprinter’s…
A report from beIN Sports claimed: “If we took a closer look at Mohamed Salah’s acceleration, we shall discover his insane speed which we can only see at short range athletic events, particularly the 100m sprint, following in the footsteps of Bolt and (Justin) Gatlin.
“In the game against Fiorentina (last season), Salah covered a distance of 70m in just seven seconds starting from zero, which according to analysis conducted by Athletic Sprinting specialists means that he can finish the 100m race in just 10 seconds.”
On top of his blistering pace though, Salah provides regular end-product. Since arriving in Italy from Chelsea, he’s registered 43 goals in two and a half seasons – not bad for a winger…
One stat that impressed us hugely is that last term in Serie A, Salah scored 15 goals and registered 11 assists, while world-renowned Argentine Paulo Dybala, playing in a more central position, scored 11 and assisted seven.
We’re not saying Dybala is overrated, we’re letting you know that Salah is severely underrated.