Bellamy: Salah exactly what Liverpool needed

Mohamed Salah

Former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy is looking forward to seeing Mohamed Salah in action, insisting that the former Roma man is a perfect fit for the Reds.

Salah completed his move from Roma last week and Bellamy believes he is exactly the kind of player the Merseyside club need to add another dimension to their attack.

“I remember watching him when he was at Basel and he looked a very good player,” the Welshman told the club's official website.

“He deservedly got his move to Chelsea, it didn’t quite work out for him [there]… but his spell at Roma was very, very good. He has pace to burn and looks to go in behind, which is what Liverpool need, and hopefully he’ll work out to be a very good signing.

“What I like about him is that he’s always looking to get beyond and get behind the full-back and that’s really what they need.

“Coutinho, Firmino, they come towards the ball a lot, which is great because they’re excellent players and they make things happen, but you need runners. 

“Mane made such a big difference because he was always looking to go in behind, so for me it’s an intelligent signing, a signing of the type of player they really need at this moment.”