Mohamed Salah has made it very clear he has a good relationship with his former boss Jose Mourinho.
The pair of course worked together during their time at Chelsea, and while Salah certainly struggled there before being shipped out, it seems he holds no grudges towards the manager, who many people think didn’t give him enough of a chance during their time at the club.
Salah also noted he has plenty of confidence in his own ability, and knew he would do well upon his return to England.
“We talked at Chelsea when I first came back from the loan spell at Fiorentina,” the Liverpool said to Four Four Two.
“We also spoke after the match against Manchester United this season and have a good relationship. We didn’t talk much, but it was OK.
“Three years ago I didn’t play much, but since day one back in England I wanted to show what I can do. I think I’m doing well.”
Mourinho meanwhile is a man who many think of as a coach who prefers the defensive side of the game, but he has managed some world class forwards in his time, and lavished praise on Salah, noting he always knew the Egyptian would do well, and admitting that he thinks during his spell with Roma he became a better and more mature player – not to mention someone who is more physically able to deal with the Premier League.
He said to BeIN Sports: “I’m not surprised with Salah’s performance this season.
“I was aware of his great capabilities when he was with me at Chelsea.
“He improved during his spell at Italy, became more mature and improved physically.
“Players need time to adapt to their new teams. Some of them remain and others prefer to move to another club. It is normal in football.”