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Salah: “We Have A Great Team”

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The Liverpool winger talks about the win over West Ham and his own growth as a player

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West Ham United v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Mohamed Salah. He’s been one of my lowkey favorite players in Europe for a few years now. I was heartbroken when he signed with Chelsea— partly because it’s Chelsea, partly because we missed out on him, and partly because I knew he would never get any real minutes. I was glad when he got an exit ramp to go to Serie A a couple years back, and I was over the freakin’ moon when he signed for the Reds this summer.

I, like a lot of Liverpool fans (I suspect), tried not to get hopes up over Salah’s signing. There’s no telling how this, or any signing, would turn out. But with 12 goals this season so far, Salah has the most goals of any winger playing in Europe. Including Neymar. So, I mean, it’s early doors and all that, but I think it’s safe to say that convincing Mo to come to Anfield is working out great.

Goals #11 and #12 came today in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over West Ham United, a much-needed win after what had been a very difficult start to the season. Following the game, Salah told reporters that he was very optimistic about coming to Liverpool and that said optimism has been borne out.

“I had confidence from the beginning,” Salad said. “I was happy to come here. I had two great seasons in Rome so I had confidence to come to England again. That was the plan. I have to carry on and keep looking forward to the next games.”

He also said that while this is a very promising result, one game isn’t going to make or break their season, and that there’s more work to be done.

“We started the game very well and scored at the beginning,” Salah said. “That helped us. It’s a good result in the end and we have to carry on and keep looking forward.”

Salah also took a moment to talk up his teammates, especially those in the forward corps.

“We have great players up front and we have a great team. Everyone wants to give everything and I’m happy that everyone is doing well. I’m happy for the team to get the result.”

We’re all happy about the result and very happy to have him here.