Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored his 39th goal of an increasingly prolific season to help send Liverpool through to the last four of the Champions League at the expense of Manchester City.
Frank Lampard was in the BT Sport studio last night and was in awe of the former Chelsea player and even compared him to Lionel Messi.
Lampard played alongside Salah at Chelsea during the Egyptian’s underwhelming 18 month spell at Stamford Bridge, and the Chelsea legend admitted that he never thought Salah will turn into this kind of player we are seeing at Liverpool.
Asked if he thought Salah was capable of producing the sort of form he is in currently, Lampard told BT Sport: “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.”