Liverpool new winger Mohamed Salah has opened up on why he chose to return to the Premier League, despite having been offered the chance to continue his Serie A success story.
The Egypt international, 25, was unable to establish himself at Chelsea upon arriving from Basel in January 2014, but quickly hit the ground running at Italy the following year.
And subsequent impressive stints with Fiorentina and Roma earned him a club record £36million move to Liverpool this summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, Salah claimed, “It is a great club. It was a dream for me when I was young to play here one day. When I had the chance to come, I was thinking about whether I should stay in Rome or move here but because when I was young, it was a dream to me, I took the decision to come back (to the Premier League).”
True to form, Salah brought his impressive pre-season performances to the fore upon Liverpool’s Premier League campaign kickoff.
The winger found the back of the net in the 3-3 stalemate against Watford on Saturday, making a dream start to life at his dream club.
Salah’s pace was too much for the hosts to handle, and while the result was a disappointing one for Liverpool, there were promises of a bright future for the season given the chemistry between the front trio.
Salah has a lot of critics to prove wrong, and if he can help the Merseysiders to the Premier League title this season, his dream move would turn out a fairytale.