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An in-house Mohamed Salah replacement? Liverpool outline talent of academy prospect

Mo Salah

Mohamed Salah’s star continues to shine

Mohamed Salah has continued to etch his name into the Premier League history books since his move from Roma to Liverpool.

Bringing up his century of Liverpool goals in just 162 games, he has become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s success in the past four years.

However, now 29 years old, he will have to step aside at some point in the next five years, and Liverpool will be in desperate need to replace the prolific winger to ensure continued success.

But could they already have the answer?

Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders reveals impressive youth prospect

Step forward, Kaide Gordon.

Still only 16 years old, Gordon still has plenty of time to grow into the shoes of the Egyptian, but Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders spoke today about just how impressed he was with the talent, saying:

“They start with the under-23s training and I went to the u-23s training ground to watch and I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touched the ball.

“He passes players like they are not standing there so I call Jurgen like, “Wow, we have a new player here.”

He continued by revealing his key skills:

“He has a goal in him and he has this natural ability to be in the box between the goalposts to score, even when the cross comes from the other side, and not many talents have that.

“They have maybe dribbling skills but they don’t have this desire to shoot and come in the box to score.”

Could the youngster prove to be an in-house replacement for the Liverpool legend when it comes time to hang up his boots?

Read more:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Manchester United 8 6 14
6 Everton FC 7 5 14
7 Brentford FC 8 3 12
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
9 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
10 West Ham United 7 4 11
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Aston Villa 8 0 10
13 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
19 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3