Jurgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah is yet another superstar Jose Mourinho failed

JURGEN KLOPP has taunted Jose Mourinho by claiming Mohamed Salah is yet another superstar he has let slip through his fingers.

Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

Jurgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah is yet another superstar Jose Mourinho failed
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah had an uneventful spell at Chelsea during Jose Mourinho's reign

Klopp says Salah has all the attributes to shine on his return to the Premier League after Liverpool splashed out a club record £39m to sign him from Roma.

And the Kop boss claims he was stunned Mourinho did not recognise Salah was a star in the making after signing him from Basel for £11m during his second stint as Chelsea boss.

Klopp believes the Egyptian will follow in the footsteps of Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, who was shown the door by Mourinho, by becoming a hit after leaving Stamford Bridge.

He said: "A lot of players have shown it is quite easy to struggle at Chelsea, De Bruyne is one.

"The only thing that we really ignored was what he (Salah) did at Chelsea."

Now boss at Manchester United, Mourinho has just found out the true cost of failing to spot a player's full potential after being forced to strike a deal that could rise to £100m for Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgium striker is another player Mourinho largely overlooked while at Stamford Bridge, with a series of loan spells culminating in a permanent move to Everton.

Mourinho handed Salah just six starts in the Premier League before shipping him out on loan to Fiorentina and Roma.

The Egypt international then move to Roma on a permanent basis last summer in a £12m deal after Mourinho had parted company with Chelsea.

Klopp has been watching Salah for years and even tried to sign him when he was in charge at Borussia Dortmund after he impressed against the Bundesliga club.

He continued to monitor the forward when he went to Serie A and had no concerns about splashing big money on him this summer.

Asked what he had seen in Salah to convince him to open the cheque book, Klopp replied: "The question is, 'What did you not see in him?'. He played all-inclusive football."

"We played against him when he was at Basel and we didn't know him. We played with Dortmund against him and it was, 'What the f**k'. It was unbelievable."

"The moment I said, 'Let's go for him' he was already at Chelsea. Then he struggled at Chelsea because it was too early."

"He went to Fiorentina and then Roma. He was quick, he played a lot of games, he create goals, chances, he scored by himself. He was involved in pretty much everything for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations."

"He is a left-footed player and we don't have too many of them in the team. It all makes him really valuable for us."

Red Bull Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has told Liverpool that Naby Keita is "comfortable" at the Bundesliga club as the Reds prepare another bid for the Guinea midfielder.

Hasenhuttl said: "You can tell them (the interested clubs) that they feel very comfortable and look forward to the new season."

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