What does using Mohamed Salah in Champions League fantasy football get you?

December 10, 2020

by xfcedi

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Eduard Bănulescu

Just like with Liverpool Football Club, getting Mohamed Salah in your draft is not merely adding a talented player to your starting 11. Salah is a footballer that can affect the game at any point throughout the match and a consistently creative force. Here’s what using the Egyptian forward in Champions League fantasy football draft gets you.

Points that can rival any other forward

jurgen klopp and mohamed salah, liverpool, 2019-2020 season champions

Mohamed Salah has just scored in the Champions League to earn Liverpool a valuable point against FC Midtjylland. What’s more impressive is that the Egyptian scored in the very first minute of the game. His pace didn’t slow down throughout. And, unlike his colleagues in the Reds’ attack, Salah ended up spending the whole match on the pitch.

Goals, assists, and consistency

Liverpool tactics

When Mohamed Salah arrived at Liverpool from AS Roma, he was a player starved to score goals and prove his worth in the eyes of those that had written him off.

While his output has decreased somewhat since his first year at Anfield, in many ways he has become a better servant of Klopp’s tactics. This is reflected by the consistent good performances and his impressive stats.

This season he is the second-best striker in the Champions League in terms of FootballCoin points. He lags just behind the great Lionel Messi, but above Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski.

A chance to edge out the competition

Salah is important to Liverpool not just a role model, a brand, or a highly-rated player. Alongside squad members like Mane or Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Egyptian is able to create the difference between winning a game or not.

Things are much the same in fantasy football. Salah is also the best rated forward in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season. This is all the more impressive considering that there are three players who have scored more goals than him in the EPL.

Mohamed Salah has reached his full potential. He has become a player that can change the outcome of game. He does this not only by scoring, but by using his well-rounded game and his intelligence to outplay opponents. In the EPL, the UCL, or in fantasy football, he is simply the kind of player that helps his team win.

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