Mohamed Salah aims dig at Chelsea and Jose Mourinho after winning PFA Player of the Year

Salah aims dig at Chelsea and Mourinho after winning PFA Player of the Year
Salah aimed a dig at his former employers (Picture: PA)

Mohamed Salah revealed he always knew he would return to the Premier League and succeed after a disappointing stint at Chelsea and he aimed a dig at his former employers for not giving him a chance.

The Egypt international has enjoyed a remarkable debut season with Liverpool after being signed in a £35million deal from Roma, scoring a stunning 31 Premier League goals.

Salah, 25, had previously endured a disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge, making just 13 league appearances for Jose Mourinhos side before being loaned out to Fiorentina and subsequently Roma.

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However, after arriving back in English football with a bang, Salah was happy to prove his former club wrong.

When asked if he knew he would do as well as he has done at Liverpool, he responded: Yes, I think it from the first day I left the Premier League it was always in my mind that I would succeed here.


I didnt have my chance at Chelsea so it was very clear in my mind that I return back to the Premier League and I will show everyone my football.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 21, 2018. See PA story SOCCER West Brom. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or
Salah has enjoyed a great season (Picture: PA)
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Mourinho barely used him at Chelsea (Picture: Action Images via Reuters)

Im very happy about my award, Im very happy about my team-mates for what we are doing in the Premier League and the Champions League.

When asked if he had a point to prove, he added: I think I left, and then I came back as a different person, a different man, a different player.

As I said before, I didnt have my chance. I will talk about myself at the moment, Im very happy and very proud about that.

Salahs manager Jurgen Klopp sent the Egyptian a classy message after he was handed the award over video link.

EMBARGOED FOR ALL USAGES UNTIL 00.01 ON MONDAY APRIL 23, 2018, OR UNTIL AN OFFICIAL WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE VIA THE @PFA TWITTER ACCOUNT. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah poses with the PFA Player Of The Year Award Trophy during the 2018 PFA Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 22, 2018. See PA SOCCER PFA. Photo credit should read: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire
Salah was honoured (Picture: PA)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the UEFA Champions League, Quarter Final at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Klopp was delighted with his player (Picture: PA)

Its sreally rare in football that you win as an individual, but this team lifts from personality, players and I am really happy to be your manager over the past year, The German coach said.

This award is an unbelievable honour for you and your family to be proud of.

We have had a great ride so far, but we have still a few yards to go.

Now please, grab the trophy and come home… we play on Tuesday!

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