TalkSPORT Pundit and Liverpool fan Micky Quinn believes Mohamed Salah has been one of the Reds’ top signings over the past decade. The Egypt international joined the Merseyside outfit from AS Roma during the previous summer transfer window, and he has since accumulated a tally of more than 30 goals in all competitions despite playing on the right-wing.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Quinn feels Salah is probably the better signing when compared to the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres – both of whom were centre-forwards by nature, he said: “Luis Suarez was an unbelievable player, but he came with a lot of baggage – this kid has no baggage. Fernando Torres was a breath a fresh air when he came to Liverpool and scored spectacular goals, be he was an out-and-out centre forward and Salah is a midfielder. With Coutinho, I think he was yet to really fulfil his potential at Liverpool and he probably will do with Barcelona, but Salah now is at the very top of his game. I think he’s been one of the most important Liverpool signings and probably the best Liverpool signing in the last ten to 15 years.”
Salah has already became a huge fan favourite at Anfield but his success could be judged on whether he can achieve trophy success with the Reds. Over the past decade, the Merseyside outfit have secured just a League Cup title, and this has been one of the prime reasons behind the exits of the likes of Suarez and Torres, who have won the Champions League with Chelsea and Barcelona respectively.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are given a good chance of competing for the European crown this term, but there are still doubts whether they can cope defensively against teams, who are equally attack-minded. Liverpool spent a record sum for a defender to pursue Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January, but the Dutchman has yet to offer a consistent run of error-prone performances.