Egyptian international Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and is now one of the best strikers in the world. He has been in contention for the scoring title every season and has scored a goal in every game this season.
However, he has a bitter memory in the Premier League. As a youngster, the fast-footed winger joined Chelsea from Basel, where he had a poor season, scoring only two goals and assisting four in 19 games.
Nigerian midfielder Mikel John Obi, who was also at Chelsea at the time, revealed that there was a time in the past when the Egyptian international broke down in tears during a match because of Jose Mourinho’s poor treatment of young players.
“He (Salah) was unlucky because Jose Mourinho, the manager at the time, didn’t take any prisoners. It doesn’t matter who you are, I remember a game away he had a go at Mo Salah at half-time and he was in tears, he was crying.”
“We thought he was going to put him back on the pitch but he destroyed him and brought him off but that was his mentality back then.”
“I don’t think he would do that now, he has become more mature, he knows how to deal with younger players, that’s how he got the best out of us then and that’s why we were successful.”Obi One Podcast
He later regained his career with Fiorentina and Roma, where he gained a strong reputation in Italy. In recognition of his achievements, Liverpool succeeded in acquiring him.
The front-three is well known for making defenders around the world tremble with fear.
At 31 years of age, Egyptian King, who is also improving his assisting abilities, has not let his poor days at Chelsea spoil his career and has taken it upon himself to light it up once again.