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Jamie Carragher has weighed in on a prominent debate stretching back to Mohamed Salah’s arrival at Liverpool for his second spell in England.
The Egyptian’s difficult stint at Chelsea fuelled wildly misguided doubts over his ability as Jurgen Klopp dedicated a large chunk of his summer expenditure to signing the forward from Roma.
Salah predominantly played understudy to Hazard during his time at Stamford Bridge but now finds himself as one of the top performers in the Premier League and in Golden Boot contention alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Hazard has been his genius self at times this campaign, although few Reds, if any at all, would trade the Belgian in for one of the club’s best signings in the Premier League era.
Carragher is no different in that respect, with the Liverpool legend stating he would turn down the chance to swap the two.
Would you swap Mo Salah for Eden Hazard if you were a Liverpool manager? #AskCarra
— Chelsea Realist (@ChelseaRealist1) February 25, 2018
Speaking live on Sky Sports, Carra replied: “Straight answer. No!”
And that’s why Reds love him. Liverpool running through his veins.
It is an admittedly intriguing debate, with Hazard’s undeniable world class talent making him an attractive commodity to most clubs in world football.
Would he fit in Jurgen Klopp’s system? Most likely. Would he fit in as perfectly as Salah does? Certainly not.
The 25-year-old has bolstered the dimension added by Sadio Mane in 2016, spearheading a physically demanding counterattacking approach with a versatility to run beyond defensive lines and agility to scurry through compact avenues – a trait that has already fuelled comparisons to Lionel Messi’s style of play.
Liverpool’s smooth start to life without Philippe Coutinho says an awful lot about Salah’s impact and rise as a talisman at Anfield.
Is there anyone currently in world football who Reds would swap Salah for? Most would suggest no. A certain Argentinian, perhaps, but even then there would be debate.