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How Roberto Firmino can restore some goalscoring prowess to Liverpool's No.9 shirt

icLiverpool.co.uk - 1 hour 38 min ago

From Billy Liddell and Roger Hunt through to Ian Rush, Robbie Fower and Fernando Torres - Liverpool have a rich history of goalscoring No.9s.

Liverpool's iconic squad number is more likely to be the No.7 worn by the likes of Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez, but the No.9 is the one that has seen goals aplenty plundered in red.

Recent history? Less so.

Fernando Torres hammered in a whopping 81 goals in 142 appearances, and the sound of Reds fans singing about "Liverpool's number nine" became a familiar one on the Kop during his three-and-a-half years at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KCOM Stadium on February 4, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) Read More

However, his departure in January 2011 has seen the well of goals from Liverpool's No.9 run dry.

Since the Spaniard left for Chelsea under a cloud in a £50m deal, Liverpool have had four different players run out with the squad number on their back.

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Andy Carroll, Iago Aspas, Rickie Lambert and Christian Benteke have all taken on the mantle.

Between the quartet, they made 112 appearances for Liverpool and cost them close to £80m.

Their total haul of Premier League goals? 17.

Carroll arrived as Torres' £35m replacement but struggled to adjust to the demands of playing for the Reds.

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He scored six Premier League goals in 44 appearances and was shifted out on loan to West Ham following Brendan Rodgers' arrival in 2012 before he joined them permanently a year later.

Iago Aspas' time at Anfield was a miserable failure. He didn't score in his one season in the Premier League and is best remembered for THAT corner against Chelsea.

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Rickie Lambert was bought as a back-up in 2014 and was thrust into the starting lineup after Mario Balotelli struggled to replace Suarez who joined Barcelona. The former Southampton star scored just twice in 25 games - neither were at Anfield.

Benteke fared the best out of the four, but the powerful frontman was signed by Rodgers and was ill-suited to Jurgen Klopp's high-intensity pressing game. He left after one season with nine goals in 29 Premier League appearances.

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Roberto Firmino is the next one to try his luck after he swapped his No.11 shirt following the arrival of Mohamed Salah from Roma this week.

And signs are encouraging that the Brazil international can be the one to restore some goalscoring prowess back to the famous No.9 shirt.

In his two seasons at Anfield so far, the former Hoffenheim star has netted 23 goals in 90 appearances.

Christian Benteke has moved from Liverpool to Crystal Palace. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Firmino has often been described as a 'false nine' since his arrival in 2015, but his transformation to a fully-fledged centre-forward under Jurgen Klopp, coupled with his new squad number now make him a very real one, quite literally!

Liverpool's ability to share goals around their squad is an invaluable trait to have - they netted 78 goals last season and had four players who finished the campaign with double figures - Firmino included.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates scoring at West Bromwich Albion (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

However, it's about time Liverpool fans were able to dust off the ditty about their No.9 scoring goals.

They haven't been able to sing it for far too long.

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How Roberto Firmino can restore some goalscoring prowess to Liverpool's No.9 shirt

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - 1 hour 38 min ago

 It's been a tale of woe in recent years for Liverpool's No.9s - but Firmino can buck the trend

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Liverpool don't want Faouzi Ghoulam - they want straight cash deal for Alberto Moreno

icLiverpool.co.uk - 3 hours 49 sec ago

Liverpool have no interest in Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam as they seek a £15million cash deal for Alberto Moreno.

Reports in Italy suggested that a potential swap had been discussed between the clubs which would see the unsettled Algeria international head for Anfield.

However, the ECHO understands that Ghoulam isn’t a target for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp looks to sign a left-back to compete with James Milner for a starting spot.

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The Reds rejected an £11million offer from Napoli for Moreno last week and that remains the only bid they have received for the Spanish full-back.

Liverpool are holding out for £15million and are confident they will get it given the level of interest shown in Moreno. His former club Sevilla, AC Milan, Inter Milan and two Premier League clubs have all enquired about the 24-year-old, who is surplus to requirements at Anfield.

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Moreno has made 109 appearances for the Reds since his £12million move from Sevilla three years ago. He was relegated to bench duty for most of last season with Klopp favouring Milner in that defensive role.

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Liverpool had initially hoped to snap up Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon this summer but the exciting teenager is expected to remain in the capital and join Tottenham instead. The Reds enquired about Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy but he’s set to sign for Manchester City.

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Liverpool don't want Faouzi Ghoulam - they want straight cash deal for Alberto Moreno

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - 3 hours 49 sec ago

 Klopp wants a left-back but not the Algeria international

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Mohamed Salah's arrival means Liverpool have a new social media king

icLiverpool.co.uk - 3 hours 5 min ago

They say no one player is bigger than the club - but Mohamed Salah's huge social media following would disagree!

The winger put the finishing touches on his move to Liverpool on Thursday, and joined the Reds from Roma for £34.3m.

And while the signing gives Jurgen Klopp an exciting new attacking option next season, his arrival at the club means the Reds now have a new social media king to boot.

As his country's most famous footballing export, Salah enjoys the tag of the poster boy for Egyptian football, and brings with him a gargantuan social media following.

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Even more than Liverpool FC itself on Instagram!

Salah has 53 caps for his national side and the new Reds star's enjoys a hero's status amongst Egypt's 91m population.

The new Liverpool winger enjoys a whopping following online, with over 4.5m followers on Instagram, 200k more than Liverpool's own official account.

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His Twitter account clocks in at 2.41m, and marks him out as the most followed Liverpool player in the squad.

Here's how Salah's social stats measure up to his new teammates

Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Sassuolo. Mohamed Salah in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Sassuolo. (Photo: (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images))

Instagram: 4.5m

Twitter: 2.41m

Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring a goal with during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC (Photo: 2017 Getty Images)

Instagram: 2.9m

Twitter: 1.98m

Philippe Coutinho Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring (Photo: James Maloney)

Instagram: 4.4m

Twitter: 1.05m

Lucas Leiva Lucas Leiva before the game against Middlesborough Lucas Leiva before the game against Middlesborough (Photo: James Maloney)

Instagram: 908k

Twitter: 1.83m

Roberto Firmino Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Instagram: 2m

Jordan Henderson Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 31, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 31, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Instagram: 1.5m

Twitter: 444k

Sadio Mane Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool

Instagram: 654k

Adam Lallana Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Middlesborough in the Premier League at Anfield. Photo by James Maloney

Instagram: 1m

Twitter: 63k

Simon Mignolet Simon Mignolet thanks the fans after the victory over West Ham (Photo: (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images))

Instagram: 618k

Twitter: 907k

Loris Karius LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Loris Karius of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on April 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Instagram: 572k

Twitter: 145k

Nathaniel Clyne Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool on the plane to Australia Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool on the plane to Australia (Photo: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Instagram: 699k

Twitter: 303k

Dejan Lovren Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates after winning at the end of the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on May 1, 2017 (Photo: (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images))

Instagram: 758k

Emre Can Emre Can in action against Middlesbrough in the Premier League at Anfield (Photo: James Maloney)

Instagram: 1.3m

Alberto Moreno Alberto Moreno of Liverpool celebrates scoring a goal during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC (Photo: 2017 Getty Images)

Instagram: 899k

Twitter: 438k

Liverpool FC Liverpool's Main Stand (Photo: James Maloney) Instagram: 4.3m

Twitter: 7.53m

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Mohamed Salah's arrival means Liverpool have a new social media king

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - 3 hours 5 min ago

 Salah is idolised in his Egyptian homeland and dwarfs the social followings of any of his new teammates

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Emre Can starts for Germany - despite limping out of training

icLiverpool.co.uk - 3 hours 12 min ago

Emre Can has been passed fit for Germany’s Conferedations Cup clash with Cameroon.

The Liverpool midfielder had been a major injury doubt for the showdown in Sochi after limping out of training on Saturday.

Can got his studs caught in the turf and had complained of discomfort in his knee. However, the 23-year-old has responded well to treatment over the past 24 hours and Germany boss Joachim Low has decided to start him.

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The former Bayer Leverkusen man impressed as Germany won their first game against Australia before drawing against Chile.

A draw will be enough for Can and his German team-mates to make the semi-finals of the competition, meaning he would continue playing football until at least July 2, the date of the final and the third place play-off.

Portugal and Mexico are already through to the semi-finals from Group A.

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Emre Can starts for Germany - despite limping out of training

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - 3 hours 12 min ago

 The Liverpool man impressed as Germany won their first game against Australia before drawing against Chile

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Салах, Мохамед

LiverBird ru - 3 hours 14 min ago
Личные данныеМохамед Салах (с) liverpoolfc.com

Имя: 

Мохамед

Фамилия: 

Салах

Дата рождения: 

15 Июн 1992

Место рождения: 

Басьюн, Египет Personal data

First Name: 

Mohamed

Last Name: 

Salah

Place of Birth: 

بسيون ,مصر Контракт

Сумма трансфера: 

₤35 700 000

Контракт: 

2017 - 2022

Статус: 

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Номер: 

11

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Полузащитник Мохаммед Салах Гали родился 15 июня 1992 года в Басьюне, Египет.

Молодёжную карьеру талантливый вингер провёл на родине в клубе «Мокавлун» (известном также как «Эраб Контракторс»), дебютировав в профессиональном футболе в 2010 году.

Летом 2012 года Мохамед перебрался в швейцарский «Базель». В первый же сезон в «Базеле» он помог команде выиграть Суперлигу и добраться до полуфинала Лиги Европы, а также получил награду Лучшего молодого футболиста Африки.

За полтора года в Швейцарии Салах сыграл в 78 матчах во всех турнирах и забил 20 голов, а в 2013 году был назван Лучшим игроком швейцарской Суперлиги.

В январе 2014 года «Ливерпуль» предпринял попытку подписать Салаха, однако затянул переговоры с «Базелем», и в итоге Салах отправился к Жозе Моуринью в «Челси». 8 февраля Мохамед дебютировал в Премьер-лиге, а 22 марта забил свой первый гол за «синих» в матче против «Арсенала».

Стать игроком основы в лондонской команде Салаху не удалось - за год он сыграл всего в 19 матчах. В последний день зимнего трансферного окна (2 февраля 2015-ого) он отправился в аренду в итальянскую «Фиорентину», став частью сделки по переходу в стан «Челси» Хуана Куадрадо. 8 февраля в матче против «Аталанты» Мохамед дебютировал в Серии А.

Летом 2015-ого года «Фиорентина» собиралась воспользоваться опцией выкупа контракта Салаха, но он отказался проводить с «фиалками» ещё один сезон, хотя изначально арендное соглашение было рассчитано на полтора года. 6 августа 2015 года египтянин перешёл на правах аренды в «Рому», что заставило «Фиорентину» пожаловаться на «Челси» в ФИФА за нарушение арендного договора.

В первый же сезон в столичном клубе Салах стал лучшим голеадором команды с 15 голами во всех турнирах (14 в Серии А) и был назван Лучшим игроком сезона. Летом 2016-ого «Рома» выкупила трансфер Салаха у «Челси», предположительно за 15 миллионов фунтов.

Статистика второго сезона Салаха в «Роме» впечатляет не меньше - 19 голов в 41 матче во всех турнирах. Всего за два года в Риме египтянин забил 34 гола и сделал 24 голевые передачи.

22 июня 2017 года было объявлено о завершении всех формальностей трансфера Салаха в «Ливерпуль». По сообщению «Ромы», сумма сделки составила 42 миллиона евро (плюс до 8 миллионов евро бонусами). Первый в истории клуба египтянин выбрал 11-ый номер, ранее принадлежавший Роберто Фирмино.

Салах представлял свою страну на международной арене с раннего возраста, с Египтом он играл на чемпионате мира среди молодёжных (U20) команд в 2011-ом и на летних Олимпийских играх 2012. Со второй половины 2011 года Мохамед вызывается в основную сборную Египта, с которой в январе 2017-ого стал серебряным призёром Кубка Африки.

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Салах, Мохамед

Liverbird.ru - 3 hours 14 min ago
Личные данные Имя:  Мохамед Фамилия:  Салах Дата рождения:  15 Июн 1992 Место рождения:  Басьюн, Египет

Полузащитник Мохаммед Салах Гали родился 15 июня 1992 года в Басьюне, Египет.

Молодёжную карьеру талантливый вингер провёл на родине в клубе «Мокавлун» (известном также как «Эраб Контракторс»), дебютировав в профессиональном футболе в 2010 году.

Летом 2012 года Мохамед перебрался в швейцарский «Базель». В первый же сезон в «Базеле» он помог команде выиграть Суперлигу и добраться до полуфинала Лиги Европы, а также получил награду Лучшего молодого футболиста Африки.

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Ливерпуль избавляется от травм

ЛиверпульФК ру - 3 hours 15 min ago

Liverpoolfc.ruТравматичность мягких тканей снизилась на 60% за последний год, утверждает руководитель медицинского штаба Эндрю Мэсси.

Медицинский штаб Ливерпуля сумел снизить вероятность травм мягких тканей футболистов более чем вдвое. 

Эндрю Мэсси, глава медицинского центра, утверждает, что тщательная работа его коллег помогла избежать массовых травм голени, подколенного сухожилия, паха и повреждений бедра.

В ходе кампании 2016/2017 подобны повреждения получали несколько футболистов, в том числе Филипе Коутиньо (голеностоп), Джордан Хендерсон (ступня), Садио Мане (колено) и Дэнни Ингс (колено).

Основной причиной получения травм считалась чрезмерная физическая нагрузка, которую Юрген Клопп применяет во время тренировочных процессов. 

Мэсси поделился информацией о травмах игроков: "Успех для нас, по сути, сделать всё, чтобы парни могли тренироваться, держать физические кондиции на приемлемом уровне и участвовать в матчах". 

"Мы упорно трудились в этом году и снизили вероятность получения травм мягких тканей. Этих травм можно избежать, в отличии, например, от травм полученных в ходе борьбы". 

"Так же, мы уменьшили реабилатиционный период, парни быстрей восстанавливаются. Это доказывает, что мы проводит отличную работу".

Прошлым летом Юрген Клопп внёс изменения в медицинский и спортивный штаб команды. Андреас Корнмайер занял пост главы отдела игровой и физической формы, а Мона Немер была назначена главным консультантом по питанию.

В прошлом месяце к команде Ливерпуля присоединился Кристофер Рорбек, занявший пост физиотерапевта.

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Ливерпуль избавляется от травм

LiverpoolFC ru - 3 hours 15 min ago

Liverpoolfc.ruТравматичность мягких тканей снизилась на 60% за последний год, утверждает руководитель медицинского штаба Эндрю Мэсси.

Медицинский штаб Ливерпуля сумел снизить вероятность травм мягких тканей футболистов более чем вдвое. 

Эндрю Мэсси, глава медицинского центра, утверждает, что тщательная работа его коллег помогла избежать массовых травм голени, подколенного сухожилия, паха и повреждений бедра.

В ходе кампании 2016/2017 подобны повреждения получали несколько футболистов, в том числе Филипе Коутиньо (голеностоп), Джордан Хендерсон (ступня), Садио Мане (колено) и Дэнни Ингс (колено).

Основной причиной получения травм считалась чрезмерная физическая нагрузка, которую Юрген Клопп применяет во время тренировочных процессов. 

Мэсси поделился информацией о травмах игроков: "Успех для нас, по сути, сделать всё, чтобы парни могли тренироваться, держать физические кондиции на приемлемом уровне и участвовать в матчах". 

"Мы упорно трудились в этом году и снизили вероятность получения травм мягких тканей. Этих травм можно избежать, в отличии, например, от травм полученных в ходе борьбы". 

"Так же, мы уменьшили реабилатиционный период, парни быстрей восстанавливаются. Это доказывает, что мы проводит отличную работу".

Прошлым летом Юрген Клопп внёс изменения в медицинский и спортивный штаб команды. Андреас Корнмайер занял пост главы отдела игровой и физической формы, а Мона Немер была назначена главным консультантом по питанию.

В прошлом месяце к команде Ливерпуля присоединился Кристофер Рорбек, занявший пост физиотерапевта.

Фото: Getty Images


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Ливерпуль избавляется от травм

LiverpoolFC.ru - 3 hours 15 min ago

Liverpoolfc.ruТравматичность мягких тканей снизилась на 60% за последний год, утверждает руководитель медицинского штаба Эндрю Мэсси.

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Xabi Alonso delivers touching tribute to retiring ex-Liverpool teammate Alvaro Arbeloa

icLiverpool.co.uk - 3 hours 35 min ago

Xabi Alonso has given a touching tribute to Alvaro Arbeloa after the former Liverpool defender announced his retirement on Saturday.

Arbeloa joined the Reds from Deportivo La Coruna in January 2007 and spent two years at Anfield before joining Real Madrid - the same summer Alonso moved to the La Liga giants for £30m.

Arbeloa spent seven years in Madrid before a spell with West Ham last season, and Alonso has paid tribute to his former teammate in Spanish publication Marca.

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Alonso wrote: "He arrived at Liverpool silently, away from the noise of the leading role.

"He won the shirt through his fight and loyalty. We all remember his match [against Barcelona] at the in the Nou Camp in the Champions League in 2007.

"That day he became the player that all coaches want to have.

"Since our years in Liverpool and later in Madrid, we became inseparable, because Alvaro offers you his unconditional friendship.

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"He never cared what they say, but he has always been faithful to his convictions. He has never hesitated to defend what he believes and that is why I admire him so much.

"Now a new stage is opening in his life, but with his head, I do not have many doubts that could not be better anywhere else.

"For all these things I will always love you on my team. Both in the professional as in the life."

Alonso himself retired in May after a 17-year career that included 13 major honours with Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Spain.

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Xabi Alonso delivers touching tribute to retiring ex-Liverpool teammate Alvaro Arbeloa

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - 3 hours 35 min ago

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'Elite finishing' - The stats behind Salah's 2016-17 season

LiverpoolFC TV - 3 hours 40 min ago
After Mohamed Salah sealed a move to Liverpool this week, writer Andrew Beasley explores the numbers behind the forward's excellent 2016-17 season.
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'Elite finishing' - The stats behind Salah's 2016-17 season

LiverpoolFC.TV - 3 hours 40 min ago

After Mohamed Salah sealed a move to Liverpool this week, writer Andrew Beasley explores the numbers behind the forward's excellent 2016-17 season.

The Reds know their new No.11 can perform at the very highest level in a top league.

The table below proves just how well Salah did last term, as it shows how often he directly contributed to a goal in all competitions compared with the rest of Jürgen Klopp's squad.

To put the Egyptian's figures into context beyond the confines of Liverpool, while Harry Kane (with a non-penalty goal or assist every 82 minutes in the Premier League) was ahead of the Roma man, the likes of Alexis Sanchez (101), Romelu Lukaku (109) and Diego Costa (114) were all behind him.

But how about more specific match stats?

Using the concept of radars to display a variety of player attributes, and with figures from Ted Knutson's attacking midfielder/forward radar templates, I have been able to create the below for Salah to give a general overview. All stats are per 90 minutes played, unless stated.

As you would guess from the earlier table, goals and assists are his main strengths here, but you can see that he doesn't shoot that often; just 2.9 times per 90 minutes, when the most frequent shooters average over 4.5.

So how did he score so many goals? By converting a very high proportion of shots.

Salah scored with 18.8 per cent of his shots in Serie A last season, which is an elite level of finishing. In the last six seasons in the Premier League, a total of 106 players have had at least 80 non-penalty shots, which is how many Salah had in the league for Roma. Of those, just four converted more than 18.8 per cent of their goal attempts.

This isn't a one-off for Salah either. He converted 19.4 per cent of his league shots the year before, and 20.7 per cent of them in his half-season on loan at Fiorentina. In total in Serie A, the Liverpool new boy scored 35 of his 181 shots, at a remarkable rate of 19.3 per cent.

He converts a lot of shots, but it's no accident either. Not all shots are equal, and that's why the football data analysis community use expected goals (or 'xG' for short) to account for that fact. I have my own simple system, and in my model each shot Salah took last season had, on average, a 15.7 per cent chance of being scored.

Referring back to the 106 Premier League players I mentioned earlier reveals that just one of them took higher quality shots on average than Salah did in 2016-17. It was Emmanuel Adebayor in 2011-12, in case you were wondering, and I bet that wouldn't have been your guess.

The Egyptian's pace means that defenders can rarely keep up with him, and this enables him to get clean through and take lots of high-quality shots. Salah had 24 Opta-defined clear-cut chances in Serie A last season; only 19 players across the last six seasons in the Premier League have had so many (excluding penalties).

Salah doesn't appear to take shots from poor locations too often either, with 76 per cent of his shots being taken inside the opposition penalty box. This compares favourably with the Premier League average of 59 per cent of shots being taken from within the 18-yard area.

It's not all positive on the radar. His rate for successful dribbles is surprisingly low, but this could perhaps be as a result of how dribbling data is captured. For instance, he averaged 3.1 successful dribbles per 90 minutes played for Chelsea, and 3.8 for Fiorentina, yet only 1.3 in Serie A last season. I can't believe he's that much worse a dribbler now, so treat that figure with caution.

The Liverpool manager expects his team to defend from the front, and Salah's tally of 1.3 tackles and interceptions per 90 may appear underwhelming. However, Sadio Mane averaged just 1.2 in his debut campaign for the Reds, and it's clear that his fellow African will play a similar role, so this lack of defensive output (at least by this measure) needn't be a massive concern.

A look at Salah's performance data shows that he's a resilient player. In his two-and-a-half seasons in Italy, the Egyptian missed just five league games due to injury, and only seven in all competitions. Like Mane, he will miss Liverpool matches due to the Africa Cup of Nations, but that aside, his career to date suggests he can be relied upon to be available for the majority of games – a fact that should not be underestimated.

Based on his track record, the signing of Salah is a real coup for Liverpool, and his pace and skill could make a vital difference for the Reds in 2017-18.

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