Frank Lampard was interviewing Mohamed Salah for BT Sport (LFCTV)Frank Lampard showed his class with a lovely message for Mohamed Salah ahead of Liverpool’s titanic Champions League final with Real Madrid.
Salah has had a record-breaking debut campaign on Merseyside and was named PFA Player of the Year after 32 goals for the Reds in the Premier League.
What makes Salah’s season all the more impressive, though, is how he has managed to bounce back from a disastrous spell at Chelsea in his first crack at English football.
The forward only scored two goals in 19 appearances before being eventually securing a permanent switch to Roma in August 2016.
One man who saw Salah’s struggles first hand at Stamford Bridge was legendary midfielder Lampard, who played alongside the Egyptian in the 2013/14 season.
The pair met up for the first time since they shared a changing room as Lampard interviewed Salah for a BT Sport interview.
In a touching moment prior to the interview, captured by LFCTV, Lampard taps his former team-mate on the leg before saying: ‘I’m just so happy for you…brilliant.’
Salah stressed that he learned a lot from his time at Chelsea despite a lack of playing time under Jose Mourinho.
‘I had one season with you [Lampard] and we know each other. It was an honour to play with you, but when I was there I was not playing much. I was also still a kid,’ he said.
‘I went to Roma and changed and came back a different person but my time at Chelsea – I was just young and there I didn’t have my chance.
‘When I look back I learned a lot from Jose, from the club, everything there was different for me because I came from Basel to Chelsea and it was different.
‘For me, I always wanted success and it was always in my mind to come back to the Premier League.’
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