Dejan Lovren reveals what makes Mohammed Salah a 'top player' instead of a 'big player'


It seems everyone is running out of superlatives to describe Mohamed Salah's debut season at Liverpool.

The man has been absolutely extraordinary.

Salah has netted 30 times in 32 appearances in England's top tier, meaning he is just one goal away from equalling the Premier League record for most goals in a 38-game season.

His 40 goals in all competitions means he is also on course to break Ian Rush's club record of 47 goals in a season, which has stood since 1984.

And Dejan Lovren expects his teammate to do so. "I believe he can do even better (than 47)," Lovren told the Echo.

"I told him.... actually I don't want to say what I told him, but I think Mo will say at the end of this season what I told him.

"It was something important and I also told him I believe in him. I saw in his eyes that he also believes we can achieve great things."


The Croatian defender noted Salah's talent and attitude from pre-season, and provided that as reasons for why he has not been surprised by the Egyptian winger this season.

"No, he hasn't surprised me,” he said.

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“From pre-season it was clear that this was a guy with great quality who wanted to work hard and score every time he plays, even in the training sessions.

“When you have a guy like that with that talent and that attitude on the training ground, it's special."


And Lovren believes that it's his attitude that makes him so special, especially so when he misses a chance.

“Mo is never satisfied. If he scores two, he's thinking about the other chance he missed for a third one and is upset after the game.


“That's what makes the difference between big players and top, top players I'd say. He's one of the best players in the world at the moment.

“He hasn't changed at all this season and why should he? Even if you score 40 or 50 goals, I think people know where they come from and they respect all the other people. They just work to be better every day and that's what Mo does.”

Brilliant words from Lovren.

It seems as well as having a extraordinary talent with the ball at his feet, Salah also has an incredible attitude to go alongside it.

With the two combined, it seems almost certain that Salah will win a Ballon d'Or in the future.

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