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Mohamed Salah: SWOT Analysis Of Who Could Be Liverpool’s First Signing This Summer

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Aakarsh Bommakanti
Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

Liverpool fans have been busy on social media, waiting for their club to announce what will be one of the most exciting additions to their

Liverpool fans have been busy on social media, waiting for their club to announce what will be one of the most exciting additions to their squad in recent times. According to reports, Liverpool have reached a deal with AS Roma star Mohamed Salah for a move this summer. Both clubs are yet to finalise the price of the deal but Liverpool are confident of being able to land him this summer.

Salah is hardly a new name for Premier League fans as he was once a Chelsea star, who failed to make his name at the Stamford Bridge. But do you know everything about him?

Born and brought up in Basyoun, Egypt, Salah started his youth career with El Mokawloon as a teenager. He made just 38 senior appearances for the Egyptian side before sealing a move to Swiss side Basel. He made huge strides in his two years at the club, making more than 40 appearances and interested some of the biggest clubs in England.

Chelsea managed to snap him up but gave him just 13 appearances before sending him on loan to Fiorentina and AS Roma, the latter being the club where he finally settled. He has 19 goals and 15 assist in all competitions in his first year as a Roma player after his loan stint at the club. Surely, he is now one of the most exciting wingers on show in Europe.

Strengths / Style of Play

Salah is so quick that he will actually be an upgrade on Sadio Mane on the flank for Liverpool. Known for his passing and finishing abilities, Salah is a pacey winger who loves to work hard right till the final whistle. He is a nightmare for defenders and to add to it, his ability to score from outside the box, make him a huge asset to Liverpool.

He has played a more central role but his strength is beating opposition in one on one situations in the final third on the wing. He loves to put in a cross but is more adept at cutting in and creating space for his teammates, something that will make him a hit at Liverpool.


Like many players from outside England, Salah is not the strongest in the air. He is also not too aware of his defensive duties, something Klopp will work on this summer. His final delivery is getting better but is not up there with the best and he needs to work hard if he has to make an impact in his first year at Anfield.


At just 24, he has already established himself as a genuine star in Europe. He has all the ingredients to become a superstar in the future and the amount of experience he has gathered at different leagues will also be a huge asset. He will be deployed on the wing for Liverpool alongside Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, making Liverpool’s attack all the more dangerous.


There is a reason why Chelsea did not stick with him. He may not be able to adjust to the Premier League in his first season at Anfield and it might blow in Liverpool’s hopes if he is the only player they add to their attack this summer.

Liverpool need genuine world class stars to help them take the next step. Salah certainly has the potential but if he can convert it into performances is something only time will tell.

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