In Focus: Liverpool eye Ex-Chelsea man should Julian Brandt deal fail

According to The Sun, Liverpool will make a move for former Chelsea man Mohammed Salah, if they fail to lure Julian Brandt to Anfield.

What’s the Word?

Jurgen Klopp is rumoured to want Brandt as his number one target this summer. However, the 20-year-old German international has expressed concerns about his playing time at Anfield, especially since he is guaranteed a starting spot at current club Bayer Leverkusen.

According the these latest reports, Klopp has come up with a contingency plan in the form of former Chelsea winger Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian had a torrid time while at Stamford Bridge; rarely featuring in the first team and struggling to come to terms with the English game.

Despite this, his form surged in Italy and it is now though that Roma will take no less than £20 million for the winger.

How good has Salah been this season?

The 24-year-old has made 40 appearances in all competitions for Roma this season, scoring 17 goals in the process. Despite these impressive stats, the Egyptian has struggled in his second season far more than his first in Italy. It now looks as though Salah may be interested in a move away from the Stadio Olympico to re-find his sparkling form of the previous campaign.

Would Salah be a good fit for Liverpool?

Many Liverpool fans would be well aware of how close their club were to signing Salah four years ago, before he chose Chelsea instead.

While some may not be able to forgive the Egyptian for turning down the chance to play in the famous red, it has probably worked out for both parties.

Salah has grown as an athlete and as a man during his time in Italy, and his lightning pace, phenomenal stamina and eye for goal is a perfect fit for the Liverpool of today. Providing that he can adapt to Klopp’s ethos quickly, I would expect the Egyptian to flourish and prove his doubters wrong.