Champions League: Why Salah didn’t do well at Chelsea – Lampard
Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has revealed why Mohammed Salah did not do well while at the Stamford Bridge.
The Egyptian has scored his 39th goal of an increasingly prolific season to help send Jurgen Klopp’s side through to the last four of the Champions League at the expense of Manchester City.
Lampard played alongside Salah at Chelsea during the Egyptian international’s underwhelming 18-month spell at Stamford Bridge.
Salah returned to the Premier League in the summer, transforming from an erratic winger to a free scoring forward.
Asked if he thought Salah was capable of producing the sort of form he is in currently, Lampard told BT Sprot, ‘No.
“But he didn’t get that many chances [at Chelsea] to show that. But he’s released himself from the wing. At Chelsea he was seen as a winger.
“He didn’t have much impact but there were a lot of players ahead of him, the likes of Eden Hazard who was older than him.
“By releasing himself from the wing he’s been able to show his brilliant intelligence. Even for the goal. Sometimes we watch Lionel Messi and he’s great at just standing in areas.
“Salah’s started to do that, just standing in areas and all of a sudden the ball comes to him and he goes.”