Pat Nevin admits he finds it hard to begrudge Mohamed Salah his success at Liverpool FC despite being a former Chelsea FC star.
The Egypt international has scored a sensational 32 goals in 37 games in the Premier League this season following his move to Liverpool FC from Chelsea FC in a £39m deal in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Salah was voted the PFA player of the year award following his incredible debut season at the Merseyside outfit to help Liverpool FC secure a top-four finish for the second successive campaign.
The African forward netted his 32nd goal of the campaign in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion in their final Premier League game of the season.
Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend to end their slim hopes of securing a top-four finish.
Former Blues winger Nevin admitted that it is difficult to deny Salah his success given the Egypt international.
“To be fair, and I always try to be, Liverpool and Mo Salah, in particular, did play some very attractive football on Sunday,” Nevin told Chelsea FC’s website.
“Our old boy Mo is basically impossible to think badly of no matter who he is playing for because of his attitude and his love of the beautiful side of the game.”
Liverpool FC were 7-6 aggregate winners against Serie A giants AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Reds will take on current holders Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev later this month.
Liverpool FC finished in the fourth the spot in the Premier League in the past two seasons.
Eden Hazard “waiting” for new Chelsea signings
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has said that he is “waiting” for the club to sign “good players” before he makes a decision over his future.
The 27-year-old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge runs until 2020, but talks over an extension have so far proved fruitless amid speculation linking the Belgian with a move to Real Madrid.
Hazard has insisted that he remains happy at the club, but challenged them to strengthen this summer if they are to breach the 30-point gap which separated them from champions Manchester City this season.
Asked what would convince him to sign a new contract, Hazard told reporters: “I’m waiting for new players next season. I want good players because I want to win next season the Premier League.
“That’s why I’m taking my time. It’s something big. I need to think about a lot of things. One thing I’m sure is that I’m happy here.”
However, Hazard seemingly ruled out the possibility that Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United could be his final game for the club.
“I think it’s not my last game. It’s the last game of the season, that’s it. For me in my mind, I’m here. I have one week to play now. Saturday is a massive game. I just want to win,” he added.
“We’re Chelsea. We need trophies at the end of the season. At the moment we have nothing. We have not qualified for the Champions League.
So the season has been bad. If we can’t be in the Champions League we need the trophy. It’s up to us to save the season with the FA Cup. I’ve never won the FA Cup. I hope this year is for me and for Chelsea. We will give everything.”
Hazard has scored 16 goals in 46 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions this season.