£36million-man claims signing for Liverpool is an age-long dream move


But Salah's arrival at Liverpool is not exclusively about him proving himself in English football, but fulfilling a dream the Egyptian has admitted he had as a young boy.

The 25-year-old winger won his side a penalty before going on to score a goal of his own in Liverpool's 3-3 away draw to Watford.

The Egypt worldwide disclosed that he has fond memories of controlling the virtual versions of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. "It was a dream for me when I was young to play here one day", the former Roma star admitted.

"I'm always looking for where I can improve myself so here, because of the city, because of the fans, you can feel the emotions and everyone wants to win something".

"When I had the chance to come, I was thinking about whether I should stay in Rome or move here but because when I was young, it was a dream to me, I took the decision to come back".

A new beginning for CBFC
Actually, from the time I came in, there have been elements working against me, some of them from within the CBFC. I need to take things in my hands like how a man, an artiste and a thinking person can do and deliver.

"I played in Italy, I was in Switzerland, I came to England then I went back to Italy so it's a big change in my life".

The Egypt global endured a torrid time at Stamford Bridge, playing just 19 games over a two-year spell that included loan spells at Fiorentina and then Roma.

"I think now, compared to three or four years ago, I can defend more, I can play more tactically, I can finish better than I could before". Everyone is happy for me and I can feel that, even in the friendly games.

Salah produced some outstanding performances for Roma last season, which earned him his high-profile move to Liverpool.