- Martin Keown questions Mohamed Salah’s new price-tag since summer arrival
- Egyptian signed for Liverpool for reported £36.9million
- Forward scored four against Watford to become Premier League’s top scorer
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Queries over Mohamed Salah’s fee upon signing for Liverpool have since evolved into debate over how much he could be worth now.
The Egyptian arrived on Merseyside from Roma in the summer in a deal worth a reported £36.9million, with his reputation in the media partially tarnished following his difficult spell with Chelsea.
His stunning form in his first season back in England has swiftly quashed doubts over his value and fuelled a surge in his valuation.
Martin Keown has hinted that the forward could now be worth near to what Barcelona paid to acquire the services of Philippe Coutinho.
Discussing the prospect of teams trying to sign Salah on Match of the Day, he said: “Remarkable. What’s his value now? £145million? You couldn’t get him away.”
“Champions League game coming up against Manchester City. Who would bet against him scoring the winning goal?”
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 17, 2018
His prolific campaign has been testament to his progression since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2014 to continue his development in Italy.
Saturday’s 5-0 win over Watford staged the latest monumental stride in the forward’s bid for that ‘world class’ title.
His unassuming demeanour injects an added menace to his ruthless approach in front of goal, making his scoring feat all the more refreshing.
Liverpool’s scouting operation cannot be praised highly enough for identifying a talent so perfectly-equipped to flourish under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds won’t be letting him leave any time soon.