Salah has been exceptional since making the move to Liverpool
Over the last string of years, if Chelsea have had to rue anything, its been missing out on players who are setting the world stage alight. With the club engulfed in manifold failed transfers across the years, the names the club ended up letting go off have come back to haunt the side.
From the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea failed to make the most of players who are now spearheading their club’s attack. One transfer in particular which the side would have rued is that of Mohamed Salah given his performances for Liverpool.
Having failed at Chelsea, Salah ended up excelling at AS Roma, performances which brought him into Liverpool’s notice. And he’s been tremendous for Liverpool ever since, emerging as their top scorer across the last couple of years along with leading their scoring ranks with 17 goals this term as well.
Felipe Luis has now released that despite impressing at Chelsea, Salah failed to get a look in at the club solely due to Jose Mourinho.
Luis Reveals Mourinho’s Appalling Treatment Of Salah
“When I was on the bench for the first game of the season I knocked on Mourinho’s office door and said: ‘Why did you bring me here? Why didn’t you just leave me at Atletico?” Luis said.
“He said that he didn’t feel as secure defensively with me in the team as he did with Azpilicueta.
“He said I had to win my place. I couldn’t expect that because of my name I was going to be first choice.
“He was right. I wasn’t playing well. But I also think you have to be on the pitch to improve.
“I never regretted the move because I was at one of the biggest clubs in the world but everyone wants to play!”
“It might look like we fell out but I admire him. I won the league with him. But he didn’t get the best out of me, just as he didn’t with Salah,
“When he went Fiorentina, I said: ‘Why are you going, Momo? This is Chelsea.’ And he said: ‘I need to play.’ I thought: ‘This kid’s good.’
“He never went for money or to win more; he went to show he could play. In training he was like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone.”
Mourinho had meanwhile previously distanced himself for the Salah debacle at Salah as he pinned the entire blame on Chelsea.
“When the club decided to sell him, it was not me. I bought him, I didn’t sell him, and my relationship with him was good, is good,” Mourinho had said speaking to beIN SPORTS.
“Lots of things have been told that are not true. People try to identify me with the coach that sold Salah; I am the coach that bought Salah. It’s completely the wrong idea.”