Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has appeared to take a sly dig at former coach Jose Mourinho over the lack of faith for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah during his time in at Stamford Bridge
The 25-year-old forward played alongside Drogba during his time at Chelsea in 2014, where the Egypt international managed to make only 19 appearances, scoring two goals before he was shown the door.
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Salah has been a revelation for Liverpool this season where he has struck an impressive 28 goals from 34 appearances all competition with 22 to have come in Premier League which has seen him linked with a move to European giants Real Madrid,
And Drogba has now aimed a dig at Mourinho by saying Jurgen Klopp is reaping the reward for giving the African player of the year a chance to prove his worth.
“He has always been a good player. We all knew he had it in him,” The Ivorian told The Sun.
“Maybe now he works with managers who are more willing to give him more responsibility.
“If you look with his national team too, he is maybe the biggest player they have.
“In Italy, he did very well with a big club and now he has gone to England and he is doing even better. He has been fantastic,” he concluded.
It’s not the first time the Chelsea legend has heap praise on Salah, as the 39-year-old called him a ‘leader’ following his brace against Congo in the World Cup qualifiers.
Salah was loaned out to Fiorentina in January 2015 amid a lack of regular game time, before sealing a permanent switch to Roma later that year.