- Mohamed Salah has stated that he needed to change the type of his football which was the reason he left Chelsea
- Jose Mourinho was the coach then at Chelsea and Mohamed Salah found game difficult under the now Roma gaffer
- Salah has been in superb form for Liverpool since moving to Anfield and has won the Premier League title and Champions League
Mohamed Salah has finally explained the rationale behind his departure at Premier League giants Chelsea in 2016 claiming that Jose Mourinho’s interference forced him to walk away.
The Egypt international moved to Stamford Bridge from Basel in 2014 and there were high expectations from him by fans to shine in the Premier League.
However, Mohamed Salah failed to find his rhythm at Chelsea and was only to play 19 games for the Blues in all competitions before being loaned out to Fiorentina.
At Italian side Fiorentina, Mohamed Salah only played 16 games netting six goals before being sold by Chelsea to Roma.
It was in Rome that Mohamed Salah found his good form netting 15 goals which caught the attention of those handling Liverpool and signed him.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Mohamed Salah has been shining at Anfield and has won the Premier League title, Golden Boot award and the Champions League.
According to the report on Mirror and Football London, Mohamed Salah explained that things were no longer going smoothly for him at Chelsea which made him to leave.
Mohamed Salah’s reaction
“When I was at Chelsea, I had to change the type of football and culture, and I felt that I needed to change my way of playing.
“So, I went to Italy and played well: that period was a great help to get to where I am now.”
Salah finishes 7th in Ballon d’Or rankings
So far this season in the Premier League, the Egypt international has been in sparkling form for Liverpool and has also netted 17 goals with seven assists in 18 games.
Salah has really won the hearts of all Liverpool fans with his incredible styles of netting goals as the former Chelsea man is the first-ever Liverpool player to score in 10 consecutive games.
Lionel Messi was on Monday night named the winner for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award, but Mohamed Salah finished as seventh-best behind Ronaldo who emerged sixth.