Mohamed Salah always wanted to prove Chelsea wrong


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Mohamed Salah has dazzled the Premier League with Liverpool this season and he admits he always wanted to prove his worth in England following a disappointing spell with Chelsea.

The Egypt international only joined the Reds from Roma last summer, but he has netted 43 goals across all competitions, helping Liverpool to the Champions League final, while he has also won a whole host of individual accolades.

The 25-year-old’s form is a far cry from his first-spell in England with Chelsea, as he only made 13 Premier League appearances for the Blues after joining from Basel in 2014 and he was quickly shipped out by then boss Jose Mourinho.

Salah admits he always wanted to return to England to prove his worth and that has been one of the motivations behind his successful campaign.

“I was here like four years ago and a lot of people said he couldn’t [have] success, that I cannot play in the Premier League, [that] it was very difficult for him,” Salah said.

“So it was always in my mind to come back. From the first day I left Chelsea, it was always in my mind to make them wrong.”

Salah has netted 31 Premier League goals so far this season and if he can grab one more on the final day against Brighton then he will break the all-time scoring record in the division for a 38-game season.

Liverpool also need to get a positive result from Sunday’s match to guarantee a top-four finish and they are priced at 1.18 to claim all three points at Anfield, while Brighton are available at 13.00 and the draw is on offer at 7.00.

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