Former Chelsea forward believes Salah, not Gerrard is Liverpool’s greatest ever

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Former Chelsea forward believes Salah, not Gerrard is Liverpool’s greatest ever

Ayoola Kelechi 20:31 - 24.10.2023

The Premier League winner believes that Salah has now surpassed Steven Gerrard’s legacy at Liverpool

English pundit Chris Sutton has made a bold claim about Liverpool’s Premier League legacy, putting Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah ahead of former England international Steven Gerrard as the Reds’ greatest ever player.

Premier League icon puts Salah above Gerrard

Sutton, who played for Premier League giants Chelsea and was a key part of the Blackburn side that claimed the 1995 Premier League title as well.

After retiring, Sutton spends his days as a pundit, commenting on the Premier League, and recently made his feelings known about the Egyptian great, agreeing with comments made on the ‘Its All Kicking Off’ podcast.

He was reacting to comments made by fellow podcaster Dom King, who said, “Steven carried the club for years. Salah since he's come in I just think he's just been extraordinary.

“His durability - there's been 237 Premier League games since he arrived, and he's played in 227 of them. Then there's the goals - he's scored 194.”

Sutton believes Salah has done enough to be revered above Gerrard

King further explained why Salah had surpassed Gerrard’s legacy, saying, “The comparison with Steven Gerrard, who never won the Premier League, the great player that he was.

“I think it would be very difficult to argue that Mo Salah in the Premier League era isn't Liverpool's greatest ever player.”

Sutton agreed with King’s assertions, saying, “You're absolutely right, he has taken Liverpool to another level.

“The number of games he's played, the goals he's scored season after season - he is so reliable.

“Standing in the tunnel next to players like Shearer, like Larsson, you just know that when the opportunity comes along, these players have that reliability.”

Salah has been crucial for Liverpool this season as well, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in the opening nine matches of the 2023/24 campaign.

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