Mohamed Salah dreamed of Liverpool while playing as Steven Gerrard on PlayStation


Liverpool‘s record signing Mohamed Salah has revealed that he used to play as the Reds on his PlayStation as a child.

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma in June for an initial fee of £36.9 million and the winger scored on his debut in the enthralling 3-3 draw away to Watford today.

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The Egypt international disclosed that he has fond memories of controlling the virtual versions of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

Salah told Sky Sports: “It is a great club. It was a dream for me when I was young to play here one day.

When I had the chance to come, I was thinking about whether I should stay in Rome or move here but because when I was young, it was a dream to me, I took the decision to come back.

“I would play as Liverpool on the PlayStation so I am happy to be here now. I was playing with a team like Steven Gerrard, Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher. I liked the team and the way they were playing. I was seven or eight years old so I was playing just to enjoy myself.

“I’m always looking for where I can improve myself so here, because of the city, because of the fans, you can feel the emotions and everyone wants to win something. Everyone is happy for me and I can feel that, even in the friendly games.

“I am very happy to be here and I would like to help the team so I am very excited to start in the Premier League games and I think we can win something this year together.”

Debut: Salah scored against Watford in his first outing for Liverpool.

Salah produced some outstanding performances for Roma last season, which earned him his high-profile move to Liverpool.

Prolific in front of goal, Salah scored 15 times in Serie A last campaign, while he also posed a significant creative threat and laid on 71 chances for his team-mates.

Salah will hope that he too can become an iconic figure for Liverpool, with the 25-year-old certainly possessing the ability that could see him idolised by the club’s supporters.

Mohamed Salah was successful with 55% of his attempted take-ons in Serie A last season.

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