'I Expected It': Mohamed Salah Reveals All About His Prolific Start at Liverpool

Mohamed Salah insists his fast start to life back in the English Premier League has come as no surprise to him.

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma last summer for £34 million. He had previously spent two years at Chelsea, where he was loaned out by an unimpressed Jose Mourinho.

But Salah's return to England has shocked some followers of the Premier League as he has been involved in the most goals, scoring 21 and assisting six. But the man himself saw this coming.

"I don't want to seem arrogant. But yeah, I expected it," he told FourFourTwo. "When I was in Rome, I was comfortable there. I had two good seasons there. I was happy.

"I always try to take another chance. I alway put myself under pressure.

"I didn't play for Chelsea when I was here three years ago. I came back here to show my football. I think I'm doing well."

In total, Salah has scored 28 goals in 34 appearances for Liverpool this season, with four in his last three games. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, now working for Sky Sports as a pundit, compared the style of Salah's goal against Tottenham on Sunday (February 4) to Lionel Messi.

While his prolific start may have been expected by Salah, Klopp has said the Egyptian can carry on at this rate for the rest of the season.

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Mohamed Salah at Anfield, Liverpool, England, February 4. Salah has scored 28 goals already in his first season at Liverpool, but he says he expected it. Clive Brunskill/Getty

In December, he said: "He can keep that standard, for sure. He is still a young player, he can improve.

"It's not about scoring only, it's about other situations as well. He's so important for us but he knows and I know that he couldn't score if he didn't have the fantastic support of all the other boys."

And Klopp will hope his team can continue their ascent after climbing above Chelsea, as they now sit third in the Premier League.

On Sunday (February 11), they travel to the south coast of England to face Southampton at St. Mary's.