Chelsea hero's Mohamed Salah comparison has come good


Comparisons have been made to Barcelona and Real Madrid icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with it suggested that Salah could soon be challenging their duopoly of World Player of the Year prizes.

"Anyone that has come into the Premier League and scored that amount of goals, you're going to court that kind of attention", Wright said.

'I didn't think he'd have that kind of impact, but when you have had such an impact, you are going to court attention.

All you can hope is that Salah has a different mentality to the players who left Anfield in years gone by, yet you wonder whether anyone in that Liverpool squad has big loyalty to a club that they have no emotional connection with.

'This is the problem Liverpool will have.

Mohamed Salah has shined with Liverpool in his first season with the club.

The Anfield club have no intention of selling another superstar forward - they sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January - but former Arsenal striker Wright believes they may be forced to let Salah leave for La Liga.

If I was in Salah's position now and Real Madrid came in with a big-money offer to take me out of Liverpool, I would ignore them because my dream was always to wear the red shirt at Anfield, but that kind of loyalty has long since been stripped from the game.

'Losing Salah would be a much bigger loss than losing Coutinho'. I'd be anxious if they weren't. "Are you telling me when the rebuilding begins at Real Madrid, he won't be at the top of their wanted list?"

"There are other players out there that have proved themselves over two or three years who might be closer to going to those types of clubs".

As the transfer market exploded around them in the summer of 2017, the Reds invested just £36.9 million in a man who had previously flopped in England at Chelsea.