Jose Mourinho,has expressed fears over the “nuclear threat” that Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah carries, ahead of Liverpool vs Man United tie today.
Salah played under Mourinho at Chelsea, but his initial spell in the Premier League failed to catch fire and the former Basel man moved to Serie A.
He returned last season, joining Liverpool for £36.9million following spells with Fiorentina and Roma.
“Physically, an amazing development. He was a fast, fragile boy and now he is a fast, strong man.
“He was psychologically not adapted, coming directly from a small club in Switzerland [Basel] to a big club in the Premier League.
“It was too much. I remember I played him at White Hart Lane and at the Etihad and it was too much for him.
“Now he plays everywhere against any team – he can go to Barcelona, can go to Madrid and he plays like, ‘I am Mo-Mo Salah and I am afraid of no one and nobody’.
“He is a fantastic player, completely different from the potential player we bought from Basel to Chelsea.
“I think the fact that I know him does not help me because I knew the projective player and now he is a top player,” Mourinho said ahead of Liverpool vs Man United match.Goal reports