Tony Cascarino has said that the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last month hasn’t affected the form of Mo Salah as he thought it might have done.
Writing in his column in The Times, the talkSPORT co-host and pundit had concerns that the Egyptian international would suffer following the loss of creativity in the team in the wake of Coutinho leaving but that hasn’t been the case.
Cascarino wrote: “The loss of Philippe Coutinho hasn’t knocked him off his stride at all, and we were daft to think it might.”
There were doubts over the 25-year-old when he made the switch back to the Premier League last summer from Roma after previously playing under a Jose Mourinho Chelsea side.
At Chelsea, Salah was a different prospect altogether – poor in front of goal and weak in possession – it is difficult to imagine looking at him now that he is the same player.
Another goal against Porto on Wednesday night in the Champions League added to the other 30 he had already racked up this season, and he is behind only Harry Kane in the goal scoring charts.
However, Salah does in fact, better the England international with a better goal per minute ratio.
Salah’s is every 93 minutes while Kane’s is every 97 minutes.
And the former Aston Villa and Gillingham striker doesn’t believe that the African player of the year is a one season wonder either as he added: I think he will continue to get goals on a regular basis because he always gets chances.
“He has this incredible instinct for being wherever the ball is dropping.”
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