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Egypt's Mohamed Salah is the season's stand-out signing: Former Liverpool star Carragher

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Nov 2017
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their first goal (Photo: Reuters)
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Liverpool's former star Jamie Carragher heaped praise on the club's winger Mohamed Salah, saying the Egyptian international is the Premier League's stand-out signing of the summer.

"Of all the transfers last summer, none has had more impact than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah," the former Liverpool defender Carragher wrote in his Daily Telegraph column.

The 25-year old Salah, who joined the Reds for a club record £34million from AS Roma in the summer, made a quick impact with the Reds.

On wednesday, Salah scored in a Champions League game against the Slovenian Maribor, raising his total goals scored in all competitions since the season started to ten.

"When I saw Salah score his first for the club at Watford on the opening day, I felt this was a player who would score 15 this season. I underestimated. He is on schedule to get 25," added the 39-year old Carragher.

"The Egyptian is more than a traditional winger. He is a wide striker with the ability to get into goalscoring positions every time he plays."

"There has been plenty of criticism of Liverpool’s recruitment in recent years – much of it deserved. But just as with the signing of Sadio Mane in 2016, they have spent very well in bringing Salah back to England after his disappointing spell at Chelsea."

"As was the case with Mane, Salah already looks to be worth more than he cost," he concluded.

Against Maribor, Salah made his 19th appearance in the Champions League to overtake former striker Mido (18 appearances) as the Egyptian with most appearances in Europe's elite club competition.

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