Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has heaped praise on Mohammed Salah after the Egyptian became the club’s top scorer in the Premier League era, breaking the record held by Fowler himself. Following the legend’s compliment, many have drawn parallels with former premier league star Cristiano Ronaldo.
How Salah and Liverpool grabbed the headlines
Liverpool grabbed all the headlines in the football world after they smashed their rivals Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield. Manchester United was in red form while Liverpool is having a poor season by their standards. So no one in their wildest dreams could have seen this result coming. Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez got braces while Roberto Firminio came on and finished the game off with the 7th goal.
Salah has 178 goals in 291 appearances for Liverpool which includes the 129 goals he scored in the Premier League for Liverpool. He got his 128th and 129th goals during the game against Manchester United. The 129th goal was the one that broke Fowler’s record.
Salah moved to Liverpool from Roma in 2017 in a €35 million transfer which looks like a bargain now. He previously played in the Premier League for Chelsea but never got the opportunity to make an impact in the league. He came back to the league to prove that he could cut it in the Premier League. He has been Liverpool’s main man since putting his signature on the dotted line of the Liverpool contract, scoring 44 goals and getting 16 assists in 52 games in his first season, winning the PFA Player of the Season award.
What Fowler had to say
Fowler has heaped praise on the Liverpool forward, speaking about his splendid injury and disciplinary records. Salah has had very few injuries since his 2017 transfer to Liverpool and Fowler has said that the Egyptian maintains his body “like a temple” just like the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fowler believes he deserves much more credit for this. Salah has no suspensions either, picking up only 7 yellow cards, 4 of which came when he took his shirt off after scoring goals. Do you agree with Fowler? Does Salah deserve more praise and credit than he is given? Comment down below.