Chris Sutton has passionately stated that he ‘doesn’t care what anybody says’ in regards to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah being forgotten about in ten years time, as he told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
On Sunday, the 29-year-old Liverpool player wrote his name into the Premier League legendary books and Sutton slammed those above claims as ‘utter rubbish’.
Salah joined an illustrious list of world-class superstars by scoring 100 top-flight goals in the English Premier League.
He became the fifth-fastest to do so, with only Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alan Shearer quicker than the Egyptian speedster.
But with suggestions that the Liverpool man isn’t appreciated enough or will be forgotten about down the line, ex-title-winner with Blackburn, Sutton, was having none of those claims.
“I don’t know these people who say they don’t rate him,” said Sutton. “It’s not the same with Salah and the way he has performed with Liverpool. Think about the goals he has scored. The important goals.
“He scored in the Champions League final. Probably the most important player, alongside Van Dijk, which won them the Premier League. It’s the consistency to deliver, alongside the other names which make these names as great as they are.
“I don’t care what anybody says. That Arsenal Fan TV saying that in ten years he will be forgotten. Seriously?! Maybe by Arsenal Fan TV.
“But not by, I am not going to say proper football people, but come on! People who actually know the game. You look back at his numbers over the years, no I am not digging them out. I am saying anybody saying that Mo Salah will be forgotten in ten years is talking utter rubbish. The look at his numbers, I don’t care who says that.”
A Liverpool legend. A Premier League legend. And an Egyptian hero, Salah truly is one of the greats of the game.
From that rash energetic player that was purchased by Chelsea in 2014, Salah has picked himself up from the deck and proved his worth in English football, big time.
Signed by the Reds for £37 million (Guardian), Salah can probably etch his name into the club’s best-ever XI.
And the best thing about it, from his perspective, is that he is still going.
Not even an injury-savaged season for his defenders can stop his motor, so imagine what he will continue to do now they are all back in their positions?