Frank Lampard heaps praise on Mohamed Salah

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard feels Mohamed Salah has returned as a totally different player than his time at former club Chelsea.

The Egypt international joined Liverpool from AS Roma earlier this summer after the Reds agreed to pay a club-record £39m fee for his services.

Salah, 25, previously spent time in the Premier League with Chelsea between 2014 and 2016, but he failed to make an impression under Jose Mourinho. Speaking to BT Sport, Lampard was impressed with Salah's progress during his time in Italy, but believes there is more room for improvement in his game.

He said: "I think he’s done very well, it’s a good start for him. His improvement since leaving Chelsea and playing in Italy has been great. He’s got six goals in nine games which is impressive for anyone. His chance conversion rate is down which shows you how much room for improvement there is. I think his temperament and his confidence in himself has grown since he was in England before. He’s always in good positions, he takes the inside left channel brilliantly. He’s playing very well, scoring goals in all positions. He’s a good signing and there’s room for improvement for more."

Salah has notched six goals in just nine outings for Liverpool this season, and he could have added more to his tally, had he been better with his finishing. The Egyptian's form has influenced Jurgen Klopp's team selection of late with Philippe Coutinho being played in a central midfield role to accommodate the attacking trio of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Despite the Reds' attacking prowess, the defence has been a big let-down this season with 11 goals conceded in the opening six Premier League games. They have also faced disappointment in the League Cup where they bowed out to Leicester City by a 2-0 scoreline in the third round. The Champions League is another big challenge to look out for the Reds, although they have started in slow fashion with draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.