Mohamed Salah is hopeful he can continue to thrive in Liverpool’s attacking setup having slotted in comfortably alongside his new teammates.
The Egyptian has looked at home in Jurgen Klopp’s system since signing from Roma and has already teased signs of striking up a formidable understanding with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana.
Saturday saw the winger bag his second goal for the club as he scored in Liverpool’s 2-1 Asia Trophy final win over Leicester, in which Coutinho provided the winner with a stunning strike.
Discussing his positive start to life at Liverpool, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think we’ve had quite a good start, we’ve played [four] games and won three – it’s a good start for us.”
“And every game we’re getting better and better, so that’s the most important thing. It’s a friendly but it’s important for us to win every game and you see the team improving and that’s important.”
“We do what the boss says and try to enjoy the game and also to work hard. I hope it can work every time! The team, we have very good players, who play with heart and with quality, with different styles.
“I’m playing well with them and trying to show my football.”
Prior to leaving Hong Kong after the club’s six day pre-season tour, Salah also welcomed the English weather as a nice change to the searing heat in Asia.
“It’s too hot here! We’re going back tonight, flying 14 hours, and I think the English weather will be much better!”
Weather better in England?! He’s ambitious, but it’s easy to see where he’s coming from.
The Reds were well and truly put through their paces by Klopp, undergoing a series of intense fitness exercises in preparation for the new Premier League season.
Benefits of such a gruelling regime have already been visible, with the players looking in great shape after only four pre-season fixtures.
The next stop will be Germany, where the team are set to play Hertha Berlin in a friendly next Saturday before competing in the Audi Cup just days later.
Salah will undoubtedly be a prominent figure with Klopp still working to determine his strongest starting lineup.
So far, so good for the 25-year-old.