Former Liverpool player has named his future Mohamed Salah replacement

Mohamed Salah is contracted at Liverpool until 2025.

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When Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool from Roma back in 2017 few anticipated him to be a complete and utter revelation under Jurgen Klopp.

In his first season at Anfield, he defied expectations and then some as he went on to break the record for the Premier League all-time goalscorer for a 38-game season with 32 goals, although unfortunately for him Erling Haaland has broken that record since.

After that first breathtaking season, the Egyptian international has been relentless as he has scored no less than 23 goals in every campaign so far and he is on track to get more goals than that this season.

He is injured for the time being though after he suffered a back issue against Ghana and he is expected to be out for at least 21 days so he could miss the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Salah has returned to Merseyside so that he can attempt to recover as quickly as possible so that he has a chance of returning for Egypt if they reach the final.

His contract is up at Liverpool in two years and even though there is hope that he will renew his deal a former Liverpool striker has been assessing who his replacement could be.

Michael Owen believes Liverpool already have Mohamed Salah’s replacement

Michael Owen has been discussing the fact that Liverpool will one day have to cope without Salah and he believes that Klopp already has the player to replace the numbers that Salah puts up every season.

He said: “Nunez is a player that has divided opinion. I think he’s very raw in some of his play, but I also think he’s exceptional in some of his play.

“When you think of Liverpool for the future, it’s obviously not going to be with Salah forever so somebody’s going to have to step up, or they’re going to have to replace him with someone that’s going to try and replace his goals.

“This guy is probably the one guy in the team that’s got the scope to be able to do that, I see him developing into an absolute force in the Premier League.

“I still think he could go the other way, I still think he’s not the full package yet, but he does things that absolutely blow your mind.

“He’s so strong, he’s so direct, he’s so quick and he’s got so much ability, if he can just brush up in certain areas he could be the real deal.”

Nunez reached a big milestone in his career with his brace against Bournemouth as he got his 100th career goal with his opener and he now has double figures in goals as well as assists so far this season.

He has stepped up in Salah’s absence alongside the likes of Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpp and Luis Diaz so the hope will be for Klopp that he carries that on not just this campaign but for the rest of his career at Anfield.

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