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Mohamed Salah has been having an incredible season with Liverpool and everyone is wondering why Chelsea couldn’t hold on to the Egyptian who has turned into a world-class player.

Jose Mourinho has recently admitted he wasn’t at fault for selling the 25-year-old, revealing it was the club’s decision.

However, in the penultimate game of Chelsea’s 2013-14 campaign, Salah was on the receiving end of a half-time dressing down from Mourinho.

Chelsea were being held to a goalless draw by Norwich City and Salah was substituted at half-time.

During Mourinho’s angry dressing room rant at half time, Mourinho reportedly told Salah to make sure he returned for pre-season training ‘ready to be a footballer’.

Salah went on to make only three more appearances under Mourinho before he left on loan to Fiorentina.

After Salah had impressed had impressed during his three-month loan spell with Fiorentina, Mourinho at the time admitted that Chelsea were open to selling him.

“I have five wingers, if I lose one maybe I am interested in another but at this moment I have balance and quality and numbers,” said Mourinho.

“[But Salah,] I see his future elsewhere. Either on loan or sold with an offer we are happy to accept. We have five wingers and it is better not to have Salah back.”

Salah made only 19 appearances for Chelsea before he was sold to Roma for £15m.

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