Don Hutchison has waxed lyrical about Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and the performances he is putting in this season for Jurgen Klopp.
On Saturday, the 31-year-old scored a brace to sink ten-man Everton in the Merseyside derby – after the game, Alan Shearer couldn’t believe what he was saying about Salah ‘even if it seems stupid’.
Either way, that was the right-sided forward’s seventh goal in nine Premier League games for Liverpool, added to his four assists (transfermarkt).
Those are big numbers from Mohamed Salah, but Don Hutchison thinks that he is going ‘under the radar’ and that he is also ‘unbelievably fit’, as he told Premier League Productions (22/10/23 at 9:00 pm).
Sometimes when you hit such ridiculous heights time and time again, it feels like the norm and that seems to be the case with Liverpool’s main man in the final third.
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are well on course to return to the Champions League this season, but if they want to challenge for the title, then Mohamed Salah needs to stay fit.
If he does, then Manchester City will, once again, be in a familiar battle come the final few months of the season when it comes to pushing for the title.
“He is just so devastating in front of goal,” said Hutchison. “His numbers are off the charts.
“It’s even the small things like the fitness levels. To get yourself in that position, at that point in the game, he is unbelievably fit.
“I think he has gone under the radar. This season especially if you look at the goal involvements. Every single game, he is picking up goals and assists. He is devastating. The numbers just are phenomenal.
“Credit Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, and the player, for what they have turned Salah into.”
Mohamed Salah is one of Liverpool’s best-ever. The Egypt star has won the lot in the colours of Liverpool and those inside Anfield will be hoping he is still at the club beyond next summer, so he can win a lot more.
It’s pretty obvious that those well-documented rumours about Saudi Arabia will rear its ugly head again, and in some cases, Liverpool might have no choice but to let him go because of the money that might be on offer.
But perhaps, returning to the Champions League will persuade Salah to stay on board for a few more years because he is already a legend at the club.