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Salah reveals reason he chose to leave Chelsea

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has revealed why he chose to leave Chelsea back in 2016.

The Egyptian star joined the Blues from Swiss side FC Basel in 2014, however has limited to only 13 league appearances in a two year spell with the club – most of which was spent out on-loan in Italy with both Fiorentina and AS Roma.

Salah eventually left Stamford Bridge permanently in 2016.

“I didn’t have my chance [at Chelsea], so I must leave,” the 25-year-old forward said.

“In my mind, I don’t want to be someone sitting on the bench, and waiting to be number four or five or play two minutes and he’s still in the big club. It doesn’t work.

“I went to Fiorentina, and then after I went to Rome, I had two season and a half there in both clubs. I did very good there.”

Salah returned to England in the summer after his spell with Roma, joining Liverpool in a £35 million deal, and his second coming in the Premier League has proved more fruitful than anyone could have imagined.

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The Liverpool star has hit a total of 43 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, and was named the PFA’s, as well as the Football Writer’s, Player of the Year.

And the Egypt international, who will be starring for his country at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, suggests that he always planned on returning to England despite his struggles first time around with Chelsea.

“When I had a chance to come back, I said yeah, it’s time to come back to England.”