Liverpool: Former Red Torres hails ‘special’ Salah

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Fernando Torres has heaped praise on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, describing him as “among the best players in the world in the last 10 years”.

Torres was back at Anfield over the weekend playing in a Legends game and was asked about the Egypt international’s impact on Merseyside since joining from Roma in 2017.

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The former Spain international told Liverpoolfc.com: “We were team-mates at Chelsea and I’m really, really happy for him. I’m in touch with him many times and I’m really happy that he breaks all my records!

“I remember when he came to England and he was very young and didn’t have the minutes he deserved. He had to move to Italy and prove himself and find a special club for a special player.”

Salah has scored 207 goals in 337 appearances for Liverpool over the last seven years and Torres feels he deserves to be talked about among the game’s elite.

“You can see the results of what he did by himself,” he added. “For me, [he is a] top player and one of the best players in the last 10 years. I always say this, [he is] my favourite player [and] I put him among the best players in the world in the last 10 years.

“You can see what Liverpool managed to win and you know the club is fighting for everything and I’m sure he is one of the main reasons. 

“I’m really proud of him because I know how difficult it was for him to come to England and time proved he was a special player and just needed a special club like Liverpool to trust him, and he showed what he can do.

“I was really happy when he signed his new contract to keep playing for Liverpool [in 2022]. He’s going to be one of the best players in Liverpool history, I’m sure. He is already but still he has many things to do.”

Salah is out of contract at the end of next season and has been persistently linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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