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Former Manchester United Boss: Liverpool Star Was ''Lonely, Naive And Fragile'' At Chelsea

Jose Mourinho Speaks Out About Mo Salah
Jose Mourinho Speaks Out About Mo Salah

It is rare for Jose Mourinho to be far away from your television screens since he was shown the door by Manchester United in December and he has spoken out about one of his former players who is now flying at Liverpool.

Mo Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in 2014 but struggled horribly for form under then Blues boss, Mourinho, and was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina and then Roma.

Salah hasn't looked back since as he starred during a permanent spell with Roma before joining Liverpool in 2016 and he has become something of an Anfield legend since then.

Speaking in his role as a pundit on beIN Sports at the weekend, Mourinho said that Salah wasn't quite ready to excel in the Premier League when he first moved to England and his time in Italy was the making of the Egyptian:

He arrived at Chelsea coming from Basel. He was a lonely boy, a naive boy and physically fragile.

Then he goes to Italy and has the experience at Fiorentina and Roma.

When he comes back to England he has completely adapted to the high level of European football with more understanding of the game and physically much stronger, much more confident.

When the player is obviously talented, years can change the player for the better.

Salah scored just two goals and laid on four assists in 19 appearances for Mourinho, although he has been a revelation at Liverpool, scoring 32 league goals in his debut season before weighing in with an impressive 17 goals ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton.

Watch Mourinho's comments in full in the Twitter video below.

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