Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has revealed he always wanted to return to England and the Premier League to prove former Club Chelsea wrong.
After a terrible few months at Stamford Brideg, Salah was eventually sold on by then boss Jose Mourinho, who deemed the winger not good enough and surplus to requirements.
However, since his move away from Stamford Bridge, Salah has gone on to impress at Fiorentina and Roma, before hitting the big time as a Liverpool player under Klopp.
The Egyptian star has enjoyed a sensational debut season for Liverpool, scoring 42 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, picking up the PFA players award and helping the Reds to the Champions League final, where they will play Real Madrid.
And the bargain of last summer has revealed he always had intentions to prove Chelsea were wrong to not give him a chance, and then sell him on.
He was quoted on the Sky Sports website: “To be honest, it was always in my mind when I left Chelsea.
“I said many times, it was always in my mind to come back because a lot of people said ‘he cannot succeed here [in England] and he is not good enough for the Premier League’.
“So it was always in my mind to come back. I had two great seasons in Rome and everyone was telling me ‘no, don’t come back’ but it was always in my mind that I have to come back to prove them wrong.”
It was a big misake by Chelsea to let Salah leave, but he was not the same player he once was and some might argue the move made his career.
But whetever happens, Salah is now a wanted man and one of the best in Europe.