Ten years ago, Salah was making a daily nine-hour round trip to get to training with El Mokawloon in Cairo.
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Only one player in Liverpool's 125-year history has reached 20 goals quicker than Salah in his 26 games – George Allan (in 19 games in 1895) – and he's the top scorer, with 14 goals, in a Premier League campaign notable for the strength of attacking talent across England's top teams.Nominally, Firmino is the striker and the most central of the "Fab Four" but he likes to drop deep, allowing Salah to get ahead of the Brazilian in an inside-right position.His pace enables him to get in behind defenses – Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels simply couldn't cope at the Vitality Stadium Sunday – and he has developed a trademark finish, cutting inside and curling a shot into the far corner just as Arjen Robben has done for years for Bayern Munich and the Netherlands. As an 18-year-old, when he was playing for El Mokawloon in the Egyptian league, Salah used to play as Liverpool on the FIFA video game and remembered controlling star names like Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Xabi Alonso. Salah made just six league starts for Chelsea, scoring two goals.It has been a good few months for Salah. The national team are often referred to as "Salah's Egypt" and he could yet be one of the players to watch at the World Cup.
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