“By releasing himself from the wing” – Frank Lampard explains how Mo Salah has improved on his Chelsea form


Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been more of the player a lot of Premier League sides have been looking for in recent years. He has grown into a real superstar under Jurgen Klopp and sometimes it’s almost as if he was not the player the wore the famous blue shirt at Stamford Bridge.

The Egyptian has grown to become a very influential player both on and off the pitch and his goals have helped Liverpool become a real powerhouse in English football again.

Having suffered in England at Chelsea, Salah has made a claim for his ambitions to be named the best player in the country. He has scored 29 goals in the Premier League this season and eight in the Champions League this campaign.

Lampard says Salah has improvised his wing play this season, and has become more of a mobile forward who gets to the end of passes and long balls to grab the goals he has scored this season.

“No. But he didn’t get that many chances to show that. But he’s released himself from the wing. At Chelsea he was seen as a winger. He didn’t have much impact but there were a lot of players ahead of him, the likes of Eden Hazard who was older than him.

By releasing himself from the wing he’s been able to show his brilliant intelligence. Even for the goal. Sometimes we watch Lionel Messi and he’s great at just standing in areas. Salah’s started to do that, just standing in areas and all of a sudden the ball comes to him and he goes.”

Frank Lampard, TeamTalk