Michael Owen believes Mohamed Salah will be remembered as “one of the greats” after scoring goal number 128 in the Premier League against Wolves on Wednesday night
The Egypt international has already eclipsed Owen in the Premier League’s goalscorer statistics, and he only needs one more to surpass Anfield legend Robbie Fowler, which might come against Manchester United on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were defeated by Manchester United in their rematch, but things have since improved for the recent EFL Cup champions.
Salah, on the other hand, may be hitting the right notes at a crucial moment of the season for the Reds, who have risen to sixth in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.
What will please Klopp’s men is that the clean sheets are starting to pile up, with four in a row now. Yes, most of them have come against bottom-half opposition, but the last time Liverpool conceded in the league, it was three against Wolves.
Yet, Michael Owen praised Salah’s ‘elite’ mindset, as he told Premier League Productions (01/03/23 at 10:45 pm).
“He has such a mentality, a total elite attitude,” Owen added. “He just wants to score all the time, even when he’s not at the top of his game, he is still Liverpool’s biggest threat.
“But this is a fantastic ball from Alisson, he picks him out. Mo Salah is gesturing to where he wants it after a fantastic one-two. Then it’s simply brilliant. They will believe you’re lucky because it only bounced off your leg. You are capable of doing so. You can slant it. The ball’s speed is seen. You can shape your body so that the ball will bounce into the goal if it comes off a specific portion of your leg.
“For many years, he has been at the vanguard of this. Without a doubt, he will go down in history. He passed me a time ago. He’s about to pass Robbie Fowler now. Who will be the next? He will be remembered as one of the greats.”
SALAH IS ALREADY A LIVERPOOL SUPERSTAR.
The 30-year-old might depart Liverpool tomorrow and be remembered as one of the club’s all-time greats.
It may even be argued that the £35 million star (Sky Sports) gets into Liverpool’s greatest-ever Lineup today, after European and Premier League title victory on Merseyside.