Mohamed Salah burst into tears after Jose Mourinho criticized him at Chelsea

Even though Mohamed Salah has become a star at Liverpool, a story that came out recently about his early days in the Premier League shows how far he has come since then.

A former teammate of Mohamed Salah has talked about a time when the attacker broke down in tears after being criticized in the locker room.

The winger, who is now loved by fans on the Kop, had a harder time early in his career when he played for Premier League rival Chelsea and was coached by José Mourinho. Since then, the fans on the Kop have grown to respect him.

Salah was picked by Chelsea over Liverpool in 2014, but the Egyptian never felt at home in West London. He only played for the Blues for one and a half seasons before going on loan to Fiorentina and then AS Roma. Salah was on loan to AS Roma for 18 months before he joined Liverpool.

A former teammate of Salah from when he played for Chelsea said that Mourinho’s “massive tearing into” Salah caused the striker to cry in the locker room. The striker was reportedly “pulled off” by the head coach of AS Roma at the time, which meant that the player had to leave the game.

In an interview with Dubai Eye, former Blues midfielder John Obi Mikel said, “I think Salah was having a terrible game, and then Mourinho came in and really ripped into him.”

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When asked if he thought it likely that Salah would have a career like his, Mikel said the following: “No. He was crying, and in the end, [Mourinho] told him he couldn’t go out on the field for the second half of the game. He was the one who got him out of there.”

“It would have been easy to take him off the field and tell him, “You’re not playing well, so go sit down. You’re not going back on the pitch.” But it wouldn’t have been fair to the other players. But his forceful attack was too much for him.”

Mohamed Salah has had a great career at Liverpool since he moved there from AS Roma in the summer of 2017. Unbelievably, he has scored more goals than club legends Michael Owen and Kenny Dalglish and is now ninth on the list of all-time goal scorers for the club.

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