Chelsea favourite Didier Drogba believes former teammate Mohamed Salah has skills to become the future captain of Liverpool. The Egypt international has had an excellent debut season with Jurgen Klopp’s side this term, and he recently notched his 30th goal during the 5-0 Champions League triumph over Porto.
In a report covered by The Sun, Drogba spoke fondly about the progress of Salah, who initially arrived in the Premier League with Chelsea back in 2015. Meanwhile, when quizzed on his leadership skills, Drogba replied in the affirmative, and believes the former Roma man can lead by example despite being quiet on the playing field.
“I think he has got it in him. He is someone who you will respect if you share a dressing room with him.You expect a captain to put all the players together and you can see he does that. He seems quiet but being quiet does not mean he is not a leader. He leads by example,” he is quoted as saying by the source.
Philippe Coutinho had been Liverpool’s talisman during the course of the previous season, but the arrival of Salah over the summer enabled the Reds to find a new orchestrator in the attack which eased the former’s departure to Barcelona during the winter transfer window.
During this period, the Reds reinforced their backline with the signing of Virgil van Dijk in a world-record deal for a defender from Southampton, and they are now in a good position to finish in the top-four of the Premier League standings with just 11 matches left in the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side only have the Champions League to depend upon in order to secure some kind of silverware, and they already have their hands on a quarter-final tie after beating Porto by a convincing 5-0 scoreline on the road in midweek.