Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has insisted that Luis Suarez and Mohamed Salah have not yet received the legendary status as a player at Anfield.
Liverpool is sitting at the top of the Premier League table at the moment and is yet to be beaten in the Premier League and look like certain title contenders. Manchester City is just one point behind Liverpool but the Merseyside club will be hoping that their talisman continues to net the goals as the season progresses.
Since arriving at Liverpool from AS Roma last summer for a fee of £37 million, Mohamed Salah has been ripping up the record books. His incredible 44 goals in all competitions last season helped Liverpool to the Champions League final and the Egyptian is currently leading the race for the Golden Boot with 10 goals already in the Premier League this season.
However, former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler isn’t convinced yet, while speaking to Goal, the 43-year-old said, “I’m not shy in saying that I believe if Mo Salah stays with the club long-term, then he has already shown the qualities to suggest he has a real shot of joining those ranks of the true legends. I’ve played with the best at Liverpool, the likes of [Ian] Rush and [John] Barnes, [Steven] Gerrard and [Steve] McManaman, so I reckon I know a thing or two about what it takes. Salah has similar qualities, no doubt.”
Fowler went on to explain that Salah and Luis Suarez, who departed for Barcelona a few seasons ago, are not yet close to being legends at Liverpool because they haven’t spent enough time at the club performing at the highest of levels, “Salah has shown already that he’s not a one-season wonder. But I’m something of a stickler for longevity when it comes to greatness. People go on about Luis Suarez, and no doubt he was a top player for the club, but one of their all-time best? Not a chance — because he was only there for three and a bit seasons. It also leaves a bad taste in the mouth the way he left the club, by so obviously engineering a move, not once but twice. I don’t think he qualifies at all, which is my way of saying Salah has to stay for a lot longer and keep producing the form and goals he’s got so far, if he is ever going to be considered on par with the likes of Rushie, who for me is the best striker of them all.”
Fowler is correct because Liverpool has a pantheon of legends at the club that have remained loyal and won the major honors while Salah as yet to win a big trophy with the English giants.