Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has welcomed the arrival of winger Mohamed Salah after coming across the Egyptian’s impressive figures from during his time with Roma.
Salah sealed his £36.9million switch to Anfield last Thursday, signing on a five-year deal believed to be worth £90,000-a-week.
Besides arriving with the technical attributes designed to make him a perfect fit to Liverpool’s setup, Salah joins with a growing reputation as a deadly figure in front of goal.
Can, who is currently preparing for Germany’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Mexico, has hailed his new teammates eye-opening statistics.
“I am really looking forward to it because he’s a really good player,” Can said.
“Yesterday or the day before, I saw the stats for him from last year in Italy. I think he will be a very good player for Liverpool.”
Salah boasts a record of 34 goals and 18 assists in 81 appearances for Roma, including 19 goals in all competitions last season.
His introduction bolsters the explosive dimension Sadio Mane has offered since signing for the club, giving Klopp two counterattacking outlets either side of Roberto Firmino and ahead of Philippe Coutinho, who will now be granted the freedom to occupy a deeper role thanks to Salah’s presence.
The 25-year-old’s productive spell in Italy, in which time he played for both Fiorentina and Roma, means he returns to England following his unsuccessful 2014 stint with Chelsea as a far more accomplished prospect.
An ideal system is already in place at Liverpool for Salah to thrive under his new manager and finally make a name for himself in the Premier League three-and-a-half years down the line.
Supporters have good reason to be excited about seeing what this man can do as part of an attacking force that was unstoppable at times last season.