No-one would have expected Mohamed Salah to have such an impact at Anfield this season.
The Egyptian arrived in Liverpool having been impressive for a few seasons in Italy, but his previous spell at Chelsea between 2014-2016, where he made just 13 league appearances, ensured he had his fair share of doubters upon his return to English football.
But, he has been absolutely unreal this season, scoring 32 goals in 38 games in a red shirt.
And Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard explained on the weekend just why he has been so much more successful in his second stint in England.
Speaking on BT Sport, per the Express, Gerrard said: "Chelsea brought him in as a youngster, as an inexperienced player and he was playing almost as a winger, out wide in these areas. He almost had a job to create for other people, for other big names in the Chelsea team.
“He’s 30-40 yards away from goal and he plays safe, you can see he’s very young and he just wants to do the right thing for the team.
“I think as he’s moved to Liverpool with that confidence from Roma and working under a manager like Jurgen Klopp, he’s moved him closer to the goal, you see him here almost in the No 9 position.
“You see where his receiving positions are in this team compared to Chelsea, it’s a lot closer to the goal and it’s between the sticks. That’s where goals come from. It’s unbelievable to watch him, he’s a special, special talent.”
GERRARD PICKS WHO HE WOULD RATHER HAVE IN HIS LIVERPOOL TEAM: SUAREZ, TORRES OR SALAH
Such has been his impression at Liverpool, that Salah is already being mentioned amongst the likes of Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez as one of the club's most lethal attackers in recent years.
Gerrard, who played with both Torres and Suarez, named who he would rather have in his team out of the three.
And Gerrard eventually went with Suarez; although he did have some very encouraging words for Salah.
"Fernando had a great phase at Liverpool, but Suarez did it for longer," Gerrard said. "And I believe if he was at Liverpool now he would still be hitting a 30 goal return.
"He also did an awful lot more away from the goals as well, assisting goals and the work rate he used ton put in for the team. So for me I'll be biased towards Suarez.
"But, if Salah goes on to continue to be consistent over a number go years and add silverware, that would give him an advantage over Torres and Suarez because they never won much."
Michael Owen was also asked the same question, in which he also answered Suarez. You can view both of their answers from 7:25 in the video below.
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