Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder, now pundit, Jamie Redknapp thinks Chelsea shouldn’t look back at the departure of Mohammed Salah with disapointment.
In his Daily Mail column, the Sky Sports pundit made it quite clear about the former Chelsea player and his move to Liverpool: “Chelsea shouldn’t regret Salah sale.”
Since returning to England, the Egyptian has enjoyed a bright start to the season for the Reds and has been pivotal to Liverpool’s success, particuarly with Sadio Mane being out with injury.
“Mo Salah’s start at Liverpool has been sensational. He has scored nine Premier League goals already – more than any other Liverpool player after their first 12 games for the club, overtaking Robbie Fowler.
“When he left Chelsea, Salah must have questioned whether he was good enough to play at the top level. After thriving in Italy he has returned as one of the most exciting forwards in our league.”
Continuing on in his piece, Redknapp stated that even one other big name sale, Romelu Lukaku to Everton, shouldn’t be regretted but the pundit revealed who he thought should be.
“Three high-profile ex-Chelsea players scored on Saturday – Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne. The club have been criticised for letting them go but De Bruyne – now the Premier League’s best player – can be their only real regret.”
The Blues thumped West Brom on Saturday 4-0 and Jamie Redknapp questioned whether boss Antonio Conte is that bothered with the club’s transfer activity before his arrival.
“Would Antonio Conte trade Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata for Salah and Lukaku? And let us not forget that Chelsea have won the title in two of the last three seasons without this trio.”
Up next is Qarabag on Wednesday night as they look to seal their progression into the last 16 of the Champions League.