Mo Salah has been a big hit for Liverpool since signing in June, but he has yet to lift a trophy with his new club. That could all change next season, as the World Cup runner-up offers something different to manager Jurgen Klopp’s side. Not only has the Egyptian managed to play the most entertaining football in the Premier League this season, he has also been one of the Premier League’s leading goalscorers – with 10 strikes in eight games. There are plenty of creative players in the top flight right now, but few players are being used as much as Mo Salah is.
A lot has been made of his natural gifts and reputation as a talented but quiet person, but he has also demonstrated the strength of his character – and his ability to take his game to the next level when Liverpool’s season starts to hit the buffers. That, as much as his natural abilities, makes him among the most underappreciated stars in the world’s most competitive domestic league.