Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on summer signing Mo Salah, but disagreed with the statement that he’s a bargain – because nobody can be at £38m!
The Egyptian has arguably been the most impressive new arrival to the Premier League of any transfer, signing from Roma after lengthy negotiations back in June.
Salah scored and assisted a hatful in Serie A, but he’s immediately brought that form to England, notching five goals in eight appearances for us so far.
“Mo has played better than anyone could have imagined,” Klopp told the Echo.
“He’s a very good player, one we were convinced about. That’s why we did it. You could see in the first game at Watford, it was quite difficult for him at the beginning. It was really physical and maybe a few people had doubts and thought it would be difficult for him.
“But now he’s much more stable. When he was at Chelsea, he was only a kid there. Now he’s much more mature – his style of play and also physically – everything is better.
“I’m not surprised but you should not take things like this for granted as sometimes new players need time.”
“What was it, £38million? I can never say a fee like this was cheap or whatever,” Klopp said. “But he has done well and hopefully he can stay like this.”
Left-back Andrew Robertson has shown promise since his arrival, and for the first time in a while, we have genuine competition in that area – considering Alberto Moreno’s improvement.
Dominic Solanke for a soon to be decided tribunal fee was a terrific piece of business, too. The Englishman has amazing potential and is the reason £10m Divock Origi was sent to Wolfsburg.
The jury is still out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but we back the 24-year-old to come good.