Everything has improved since I left Chelsea – Salah


Mohamed Salah

New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah says he has improved every part of his game since leaving Chelsea and returns to the Premier League with a point to prove.

The Egypt international completed his move to Anfield from Roma on Thursday in a deal worth an initial €42million which could go up to €50m with add-ons.

The winger has played in England before with Chelsea, making only six Premier League starts in one year with the Blues before being loaned out to Fiorentina midway through the 2014-15 season.

After impressing with the Viola he then joined Roma, initially on loan then permanently and has shone in the Italian capital, peaking last season with 15 Serie A goals and 11 assists in 31 games.

Asked if he returns to England a better player, Salah told Liverpool’s website: “100 per cent, yes!

“Everything [has improved]. Even my personality was different, I was a kid – I was 20 or 21. Now I’m four years older, everything is different.

“I have lots of experience in three clubs: I was at Chelsea, then Fiorentina and then Roma. I have good experience.

“Yes, always [I have a point to prove]. Even if I see myself playing very well in one thing, I try to improve to do it better and better. I always think about the small details because I need to improve more and more.

“I was here [in England] and I have experience. I like to play here in the Premier League. I’m happy to be back and I’m excited.”

Salah will wear the number 11 shirt at Anfield after the previous owner Roberto Firmino asked to become number nine.