Jamie Carragher opens up

The Egypt international signed for the Reds from Italian side Roma in the summer transfer window and he has been one of the Premier League’s top performers this season.

Salah netted his 24th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday as he helped to fire Liverpool FC to a 2-0 victory in the top flight and up into second place of the table.

The 25-year-old has now scored 31 goals and made nine assists in all competitions for Liverpool FC so far this term and he has been rightly attracting plenty of praise for his strong displays.

And Liverpool FC legend Carragher admits that he has been hugely impressed by the way Salah has begun life at the Merseyside club.

Writing in his column for the Telegraph, Carragher said: “Nobody anticipated the Egyptian would be in such exalted company when he came from Roma described as a winger, especially after his earlier spell at Chelsea was limited to six league games.

“But when I saw him play at Watford on the opening day of the season I felt I was watching a player who could get 20 goals.

“It was not his finishing that caught the eye but the quality of his runs which were so penetrating he could have had a hat-trick that first day.

“It was clear then Salah is not a winger at all. He is a goal-scorer.”

Next up for Liverpool FC, who are second in the table, is the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash against FC Porto at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Reds have already all but booked their place in the quarter-finals after their 5-0 thrashing of the Portuguese side in the first leg last month.