Liverpool's Mohamed Salah warming up
Tuesday Feb 06, 2018. 17:00
Former Liverpool defender Phil Babb argues that Egyptian star Mohamed Salah is now worth over £100m in the transfer market.
Salah scored twice in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur this past weekend, taking his tally to 21 goals in the Premier League.
Another former Liverpool, Jamie Carragher, insisted Salah’s second goal was the kind usually only scored by Lionel Messi, while Babb feels the Pharaohs attacker has more than doubled in value since his move from Roma in the European summer.
"It's well over £100m now," Babb told Premier League Daily. "His low centre of gravity and his ability to just waltz past players, it's just an exceptional goal.
"You're not walking past kids in a park on a Sunday, he's going past international, elite footballers like they don't exist.
"He is one of the hottest properties in world football there is no shadow of a doubt."
Salah’s form has sparked rumours that Real Madrid may come calling at the end of the season, and Babb admits that Liverpool may have to fend off some serious bids to keep the player.
"You do fantastically well but then you have the big Spanish giants and await their interest," said Babb.
"They're going to keep monitoring him and see if he keeps doing it till the end of the season, and if he does well in the World Cup, do they put in a massive world breaking bid in the summer transfer window?"