Egyptian international Mohamed Salah claims that he always had a dream of wearing the Liverpool jersey as he had a long-term plan to play for the Reds one day. 26-year-old Salah had an unforgettable first season after he arrived at Anfield in the 2017 summer as he scored 32 goals in the 38 match of the Premier League 2017-18.
Salah not only sent Egypt through their first ever FIFA World Cup since 1990 but also helped Liverpool to achieve their place at the UEFA Champions League final. And now, he revealed in an interview that he used to play as Liverpool on video games during his childhood days. He also revealed that he had a dream of playing for the Reds one day.
Salah, while talking about his Liverpool dream, said “It’s a big, big, big club and everyone knows it. It’s famous all over the world – and with a lot of supporters in the Middle East, so I think I first heard of Liverpool when I was 10 or 11, something like that.” He then said, “The story of me playing as them on my PlayStation is true; sometimes it was as other teams, but most of the time I was Liverpool.”
He then added, “Back then, I could never have imagined I’d be here one day, but it was always a dream of mine and you have to try and follow them.” After his time with Basel, Salah signed with Chelsea in 2014 followed by his loan move to Fiorentina in 2015 to get more playing time. He then permanently joined Serie A side Roma and started to display his immense talent.
While talking about his earlier chance to sign for the Reds, Mohamed Salah stated “It was when I went to Basel from Egypt, I had a plan in my mind that I would hopefully one day come to Liverpool,” and then added “There was a chance before, but at the time it didn’t work for both sides.”
He finally said “When there was interest again last year, I was very interested in coming to Liverpool straight away in my head, but you also have to see what the plan for you is and how you will fit into it. Here I am now!”