It appears that Mohamed Salah cost £36.9 million. The speedy attacker has made quite the impression in Liverpool colours so far for what can only be described as a bargain in the current era of over-inflated transfer fees. Although Salah has shown the same tendency to miss chances as he did for AS Roma, he keeps getting into dangerous positions where profit is to be made. Those profits have indeed led to further recognition.
Three goals in five September appearances see him retain the Player of the Month award he won in August. That’s now six goals in eleven appearances this season for a player that has shown how much he has grown during his time in Italian football; moreover, he is now a star player at a top six club in his second spell in England. Like Sadio Mané, Salah is a blisteringly fast sharp edge that complements the strenghts of Roberto Firmino as a central forward in a fluid front three.
The 25-year-old Egyptian international also won the Goal of the Month award for his smart header in the 3-2 win against Leicester City. Philippe Coutinho, who finished in second place for Liverpool’s September best player awarded, created the goal to continue the connection witnessed in pre-season. Liverpool stuttered last month and will need even more from Salah as this unbalanced side attempts to find a way forward after the international break.