Robbie Fowler has outlined what Mo Salah has to do to become a true Liverpool legend.
Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard are just some of those who have become Reds legends over the years – and they all have at least one thing in common: they stayed at the club for a long time.
According to The Mirror, Fowler said: “I’m not shy in saying that I believe if Mo Salah stays with the club long-term, then he has already shown the qualities to suggest he has a real shot of joining those ranks of the true legends.
“I’ve played with the likes of Rush and Barnes, Gerrard and McManaman – Salah has similar qualities, no doubt.
“Napoli was a brilliant example where he was the difference. So often he scores the first goal in a tight game, or the winning goal – it’s not a coincidence.”
Fowler says Salah must compete at the same level for at least another five years at Liverpool if he is to be considered at the same level as Ian Rush et al – and we can certainly see that happening.
Fowler elaborated: “I’m a stickler for longevity when it comes to greatness. People go on about Luis Suarez, and no doubt he was a top player for the club, but one of their all-time best players? Not a chance because he was only there for three and a bit seasons.”
Salah got 44 goals in all competitions last season, and while he might not match that incredible tally this time around, he won’t be a million miles away. If he gets north of 30, that would be another incredible achievement.
Do that for a few seasons – perhaps winning the Premier League on the way – and there is simply no way Salah won’t have become a legendary figure. He definitely has the ability to do so.