Mohamed Salah of Liverpool
Wednesday Aug 16, 2017. 16:00
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has backed Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah to bag more than 10 goals in the 2017/18 English Premiership.
Carragher has tipped Salah to succeed after netting his first goal in the EPL against Watford last Saturday, which the Reds went on to draw 3-3.
Following his impressive performance, Carragher believes Salah can reach double figures in terms of goals for Jurgen Klopp's men if his teammates understand him well.
“He’s a wide man who looks obsessed with scoring goals in terms of making that run to put himself through, and the big thing about wide players,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“If you want to be successful you’ve got to be getting double figures. Certainly at a top club.
“There’s too many wide players who will go a season scoring one or two goals, and the reason is because they hug the touchline, but never come away from the touchline.
“At times I’ve said I’d like him maybe to come a little bit wider, just to create that space. People may work him out if he plays so narrow, [then] there’s no space to run.
“But there’s no doubt with him and (Sadio) Mane on the other side, not classic wingers getting down the line and getting crosses in, those two players will score goals as we saw at the weekend.”