The arrival of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool has left many wondering if the Reds possess the most feared attacking options in the Premier League.
The Egyptian completed his £34 million to the Reds from Roma in June and has already teased Liverpool fans with a number of impressive moments in pre-season action.
And one quality that immediately stands out is his speed.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Salah’s pace will be key in the upcoming campaign.
“Even if people didn’t know too much about him, they [must have] watched a few videos and they are impressive. He is a fantastic player, with speed,” Klopp said, per Sky Sports.
“We said after last season there are a few things we would try to involve in an already really good squad. One of the things is speed, being kind of a finisher, preparing chances, making goals and all that stuff. He brings all this in.
MANE REVEALED WHO’S QUICKER
With Salah on one flank and Sadio Mane on the other, opposing full-backs will be left dazed after playing Liverpool. That’s some serious speed.
And who’s quicker? Mane thinks he knows.
When asked by journalist Keith Costigan who was quicker, him or Salah, Mane replied by admitting his new teammate is the faster player.
Mane reached a speed of 34.75km/h last season, enough to see him ranked 15th in a list of the Premier League’s fastest players.
There’s every chance Salah could crack the top 10.
To get Liverpool supporters excited for the upcoming campaign, here’s a video of Salah and Mane doing what they do best – running fast.
Despite the enthusiasm surrounding Salah’s signing, there’s been little else for Liverpool fans to be moved by this summer.
Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson are Klopp’s only other signings. While Chelsea and both Manchester clubs have spent over £100m in the transfer window, Liverpool’s spending is closer to £50m.
Klopp han’t been able to complete moves for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita, but he doesn’t want the fans to start panicking.
“I can imagine if you are not involved it is annoying for fans,” he said, per the Telegraph. “They think ‘oh my God! Nothing happens here! Everything happens there!’ We cannot think like this.
“I would have liked to have everyone here for the first day of training at the latest. But that is not possible anymore and probably won’t be possible again in the world, especially in England. So why should I moan about it?”