Peter Crouch has a lot of praise for Liverpool and one of their players in particular this season. Mohamed Salah happens to be that man.
Mohamed Salah has improved his game to become a complete and ‘unplayable’ player, according to ex-Red Peter Crouch.
The Egyptian has been in consistent form for the Reds since the beginning of their Premier League title defence. He has scored six goals in as many appearances that has seen Liverpool rise to second place.
The Reds are only behind leaders Everton on goal difference, and have also made a strong start to their latest Champions League campaign.
A 1-0 win at Ajax on matchday one was followed up by a 2-0 home victory over FC Midtjylland on Tuesday. Salah sealing the result with a late penalty following Diogo Jota’s opener.
Crouch says he is impressed with how the forward has become even more lethal over recent months.
“Salah’s goal record is ridiculous and I feel like he’s started the season so sharp. In all his play he just looks unplayable. He just looks so on it,” the ex-Anfield striker told The Mirror.
“From the moment we kicked off the season you just saw how sharp he was, his passing his movement, it’s just all gone up another level. He’s incredible.”
“We clipped up some of his stuff at BT the other day and I was looking at it, and some of the passes he’s making this year, cutting inside, taking two or three players out of the game, setting up attacks”
“Early on when he came and he got his 44 goals [in the 2017/18 season] he was shooting from everywhere, and you felt that the pass was the last resort, but now he’s coming inside and looking for people.”
Many are of the notion that Salah is something of a ‘selfish’ player and Crouch also had his say on that.
“Don’t get me wrong I still think he’s selfish, because he’s got a right to be, but the way he plays those passes – I don’t mind that at all in players. Everyone needs a selfish, ruthless goalscorer. Amazingly that’s what he’s turned out to be.”
“He’s gone from being a winger to a ruthless goal machine, and with the potential to set up chances as well. He’s a complete player.”
Salah recently became the 17th player in Liverpool’s history to reach 100 goals for the club. He will be aiming for more goals to add to his already impressive tally.