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Brazilian star Filipe Luis extols Salah's choices, says 'trains like Messi'

Salah started his overseas football career with Swiss side Basel in the 2012 season before joining English Premier League giants Chelsea in 2014, where he warmed the bench after making some rare appearances

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 22 Feb 2021
Mohamed Salah
File Photo: Mohamed Salah never showed his best form at Chelsea. AFP
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Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis has praised the choices made by Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah since his departure from Chelsea to join Fiorentina on loan, confirming he is always looking to play.

Salah started his overseas football career with Swiss side Basel in the 2012 season before joining English Premier League giants Chelsea in 2014, where he warmed the bench and made rare appearances.

The 28-year-old Salah left topflight Chelsea to join Italy Serie A outfit Fiorentina on loan where he scored six goals in 16 appearances with a superb performance that attracted the attention of most European teams.

Brazil's Flamengo star, who was a teammate of Salah in Chelsea’s squad, said the Egyptian trained like Messi.

“I suffered Salah in training, pfff,” Luis was quoted as saying on the Guardian.

“When he [Salah] went to Fiorentina, I said: ‘Why are you going, Momo? This is Chelsea.’ And he said: ‘I need to play.’ I thought: ‘This kid’s good.’ He never went for money or to win more; he went to show he could play,” Luis added.

“In training he was like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone.” The Brazilian star added.

In 2015, Salah joined Serie A side Roma, where he scored 29 goals in 65 appearances with the team in two seasons.

The Egyptian international's stardom skyrocketed when he finally returned to the English Premier League, but this time with Liverpool in the 2017 season.

He achieved great results with the Reds, helping the team win two long-awaited titles: the 2018-2019 Champions League and the 2019-2020 Premier League.

He became Liverpool’s all-time top scorer in the Champions League and garnered other prestigious trophies in the English Premier League.

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