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ruthless Ashley Cole shocked by Salah after playing with Liverpool forward at Chelsea
Azuka|April. 15, 2019
Ashley Cole admits he did not expect Mohamed Salah to blossom into a world class footballer after playing alongside the Egyptian at Chelsea.
Salah, the Liverpool star, came back to haunt his former side with a thunderbolt against them during the Reds’ 2-0 victory at Anfield on Sunday.
The strike puts him alongside Sergio Aguero on 19 for the season – while last term Salah broke the record for most goals in a single Premier League campaign.
But the Egypt international’s emergence as one of world football’s most prolific forwards has taken former team-mate Cole by surprise.
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The pair played together at Stamford Bridge in 2014, where Salah struggled to nail down a first-team place and eventually left for Roma in 2016 after being loaned out to Fiorentina the year prior.
When asked if he saw the 26-year-old becoming the player he is today, Cole said: “To be honest, no.
“I saw in training the ability that he had but he seems to have become more ruthless.
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