We’ve all read Salah’s comments about his Liverpool future (love you Mo), but his comments about VAR and his favoured position are very interesting as we get stuck into the new season.
— CNN International (@cnni) August 20, 2019
Speaking to CNN, Salah had this to say about VAR:
“I don’t like it. That’s my answer, always. I don’t like it. I love football how it is. It’s like that with the mistakes of the referee, with the aggression from the player sometimes. It’s OK sometimes to protect the players from dangerous play. But OK, that’s it, in my opinion, that could be the only reason that happened, just to protect the players. But for me, I accepted the football with the mistakes of the referee, mistakes of the player, I don’t know, whatever. That’s how the football gets more excited.”
Although he is excited about one aspect…”More penalties for me, you will see that.”
On his favourite position?
“I’m not a striker, I play as a winger, so it’s my job not just to score but to also assist, play with the midfield. I play on the wing which no one recommended. For a long time I didn’t play as a number nine. I’m comfortable with that. It’s not my first job. Like, the number nine, his job is only to score but as a winger it’s not just to score, it’s to give assists and play with the team. I’ll do a lot of things to defend.”
Undoubtedly one of Europe’s best goalscorers, we love to hear this from Salah – it’s about more than scoring goals, something that you see from each one of Liverpool’s front three.