One of the most persistent rumors over the last month or so has been the transfer of Basel’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah to Premier League giants Liverpool. Despite multiple reports claiming Salah’s imminent arrival, there still hasn’t been any official word from both clubs. So, here’s a look at three reasons why Liverpool should look to confirm the signing of this talented winger.
1. Strengthening the attack
Liverpool are woefully short in attack following the injury to Daniel Sturridge, and recent signings Oussama Assaidi, Fabio Borini and Iago Aspas have failed to set the stage alight, leaving Luis Suarez as the only recognized attacker of note. While Assaidi and Borini have since been shipped out on loan, summer signing Aspas has hardly inspired confidence when given the chance, and may be leaving on loan this January, leaving teenager Raheem Sterling to fill in.
Salah’s arrival would provide Brendan Rodgers options in attack, and increase the depth of the squad, which seems paper thin, and was nealy stretched too far over the busy festive period. His movement in the final third is excellent, and he has the ability to drag defenders out of position, which may give Suarez the space he needs to weave his magic. An interchanging forward line of Mohamed Salah playing with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge could make the Kop buzz with excitement.