Will Chelsea's Mohamed Salah win Chelsea the title and cost Liverpool?

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Could the player who snubbed Liverpool for Chelsea prove the difference in the title race?

Having cleared one major hurdle at the weekend, the biggest obstacle in Liverpool's path to win the Premier League comes in the form of Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho takes his side to Anfield in two games time, and there is a particular player who will be looking forward to the clash with relish.

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah appeared in early January to be destined to sign for Liverpool, only for the club to drag their heels over the deal, with Chelsea swooping in to snap him up.

Salah has had a slow start at Stamford Bridge but he is coming into form at just the right time, with Eden Hazard out injured, starring in the weekend win over Swansea, completing nine successful dribbles and creating three goalscoring chances.

The failure to sign Salah was described by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as 'disappointing', so you can only imagine how he would feel should it be Salah who ends up costing the Reds the title.

The chances of him starting the game in a fortnight's time are increasing too. With his form improving, and Eden Hazard likely to be saved for the Atletico Madrid ties, he is becoming an important squad player for Jose Mourinho to turn to.

Salah was expected to be lighting up Anfield in a red shirt, but the prospect of him silencing it in a blue one, is an unwelcome one fans won't really want to consider.

If it does happen, expect managing director Ian Ayre, seen as responsible for the failed transfer negotiation, to find his position increasingly under the spotlight.

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