SALAH WAS UNSTOPPABLE AT FIORENTINA - AQUILANI
Ex-Italian national team midfielder Alberto Aquilani has revealed what it was like playing with in-form Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in an interview with English publication Liverpool Echo. The former Liverpool midfielder talked about the brief period he played with Salah at Italian Serie A outfit Fiorentina.
Alberto Aquilaniwas a Liverpool player for a period of three years between 2009 and 2012. He played 28 times for the Reds during his time at the club. Aquilani didn't play much for Liverpool due to injuries and loan spells. The Italian midfielder spent some time on loan as a Liverpool player. Alberto Aquilani returned to Fiorentina at the end of his three-year spell with the Reds. He played with Egyptian national team star Salah in his final six months at Fiorentina.
On Salah, Aquilanisaid that the Liverpool attacker was unbelievable when he turned out for Fiorentina in the Italian top flight. He also said that Salah was unstoppable and unbelievable in training. Aquilani went on to say maybe he was easier for Salah in Italy due to more space and that the attacker has since confirmed his status as a great player in the Premier League. According to him, he kept in touch with Salah when he moved to AS Roma as the Egyptian international wanted to live in his house in the Italian capital Rome.
Aquilani said he has not talked much with Salah since then, but he has great memories of the Liverpool attacker who has scored 20 times in all competitions this season.
Salah has shown that he's one of the best players in the world with his scintillating performances for Liverpool this season. A lot of football stakeholders felt that Salah should have finished higher that seventh spot in the Ballon d'Or ranking for this year.