Mohamed Salah outlines key factor that has helped him develop

Liverpool star Mohammed Salah says the value of nutrition in football cannot be underestimated.

ANother two goals for the 25-year-old on Tuesday took his tally to 43 goals for Liverpool in 47 games in all competitions as Roma were brushed aside 5-2 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Salah was at his clinical best and also delivered two assists and he has told CNN what the secret to his success is.

“Nutrition is so important, it’s part of the game. It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better and helped my body adapt quickly. My nutritionist says that because I don’t have any fat on my body, I can eat what I want. I also don’t drink so it’s fine,” said the Egypt forward.

Salah has already been named PFA Player of the Year and he has been tipped to rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the coveted Ballon d’Or award.

“It makes me work harder,” added Salah. It makes me give everything, more than before because now there’s more pressure. Everyone is looking for you to do something. When I didn’t score in one game, they said: ‘Wow, he’s playing badly’.”


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