Why Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Would Be Perfect For Barcelona
Owing to his illustrious all-round form this season, Mohamed Salah has attracted interests from Europe’s giant clubs, which include the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Expectedly, Liverpool will be facing a resistance test, as a whopping transfer fee of £200m is about to be placed on the table for them. The Egyptian has been in top touch, for both club and country.
Having scored 36 goals, he has lit up the domestic and the European stage. It was just a matter of time until these two clubs approached the Reds for their biggest gem. They haven’t yet spent the money earned from the Coutinho transfer and hence, they look to be in a stronger financial position, which only implies their defiance will be higher with respect to Mohamed Salah.
More On The Player
Mohamed Salah started his career at El Mokawloon, before announcing himself at FC Basel. After impressing with 20 goals for the Swiss side, he was transferred to Chelsea, who loaned him out to Fiorentina and Roma. He permanently joined the latter, for whom he impressed with 19 goals last season. Currently, he is tearing the record books apart, with stellar performances time and time again.
He attempts almost four shots per game on an average, which speak on behalf of the total number of goals scored by him this term. He combines exceptionally well with Mané and Firmino, and undoubtedly, has created many chances too. He has 10 assists to his name this season. Understandably, he plays 1.7 key passes on an average, completes 2.3 dribbles and boasts of a pass completion rate of just over 76%.
Salah is a lively, fresh and an exciting player to watch. Every time he has taken the pitch this season, he has looked sharp and energetic. He combines his pace with a bagful of tricks to get past players and create openings. He has an eye for the goal and has an excellent touch.
Why Should Barcelona Snap Him Up?
Although they have the talents of Ousmane Dembele and Aleix Vidal, the Catalans have always wanted Europe’s best performers. They should buy Salah in order to strengthen their hopes of retaining the title next season (they’ve already won it this season, haven’t they?). Salah’s inclusion can bring about a change in their system and they could play a more flexible 4-3-3.
He will also provide some much-needed competition to the wingers and offer a central style of play, as is he a player who loves to cut-in and wrong-foot defenders. He also links up well with his teammates, switches positions and interchanges play by occupying many areas in the final third of the pitch, which means he’s just the kind of player that Barcelona require.