The Record Breaker and History Maker
As the sun sets on another electrifying year of football, it’s hard not to give extreme thanks for the walking Demi-god: Mohamed Salah. In 2023, Salah has firmly etched his name into the annals of football history with a statistic that leaves all reds in awe. The Egyptian king has become the only player in Europe’s formidable ‘big-five’ leagues to register both 15+ goals and 15+ assists this year—a feat of dual excellence that hasn’t been witnessed since the legendary Thierry Henry dazzled fans in 2003.
Regularly Creating and Finishing
That blend of real pace (he’s prob lost a hit to be labelled blistering), deft touch, and unerring instinct in front of goal has kept him as the main man for Liverpool. But it’s not just the quantity of his contributions that astonishes; it’s the consistent quality. He doesn’t just score; Salah crafts moments of pure footballing delight. Whether he’s cutting in from the right with his lethal left foot or setting up his teammates with visionary assists, Salah’s game is a symphony of skill. If you think he lost anything just ask Zinchenko..
The Role Model of The Leadership Team
But Salah’s brilliance isn’t just in the attacking third. His work rate, often overshadowed by his offensive prowess, speaks to a player who embodies the complete package. He tracks back, he defends from the front, and his pressing is as relentless as it is tactical. At 32, he understands his important role within the leadership group too and the likes of Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott look up to a player who it seems crazy to believe doesn’t have a Balon D’Or to his name.
A Renewal Everyone Wants and Needs
The numbers speak volumes, but they hardly tell the whole story. Salah’s impact extends beyond the pitch. He is a leading figure for the club who inspires, a role model who leads not just by the swagger of his goals but by the substance of his character. A shining light for the Muslim world, it’s understandable why Saudi Arabia has made such overtures to lure the boy from Nagrig. The former Roma man would transform their league and break red hearts at the same time everywhere. Hopefully a renewal and a rejection will be going hand in hand this summer.
As we head into a new year he maybe away for around six weeks at the worst and Liverpool will need to walk through the storm without him. Salah’s return will be pivotal in Liverpool’s quest for silverware make no bones about it and the hope is that there’s still a gap to City by then. With every darting run, every precise pass, and every goal that sends us into into raptures, we can only hope that Newcastle will see the first of these types. Let’s also hope this isn’t the final swan song so to speak. Liverpool need Mo Salah as much in 2024 as the did last year.