Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah picks up a loose ball to score after a marauding run from Sadio Mane into the Manchester City box

Mohamed Salah picks up a loose ball to score after a marauding run from Sadio Mane into the Manchester City box

Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah has hit out at the Egyptian Football Association over the unauthorised use of his image, saying he feels insulted less than two months before the World Cup in Russian Federation.

It is not just Salah's impressive form which has guided Liverpool to the brink of the UEFA Champions League final however, it is side's collective strength that has made them so effective in Europe this season.

The Egyptian is having an incredible debut season at Anfield, scoring 43 goals while providing 15 assists in 47 games across all competitions.

Liverpool, though, are expected to fight hard to keep Salah at the club. You need options when you win the ball and that's what Mo is doing pretty well and is why we changed the system at [Manchester] City in the first half [of the Champions League quarter-final second leg].

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Roberto Firmino will not be the last player to commit his long-term future to the club.

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool chose to fork out £36million on Salah in June as he failed to make the grade at Chelsea during his previous spell in England.

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While it's one thing to look great against the Blazers - it's quite another to compete with the two-time champion Warriors . If everything goes right with his rehab, he's expected to play in at least some - if not all - of the second round series.

"Mohamed Salah is an example for Egypt's youth who love and are loyal to their homeland and he is representing his country overseas in the best image".

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

"This constant discussion about whether he's under-valued or whatever in public, this never happened for one second, either in the club or in the team".

"He feels completely comfortable and is planning for the long-term here. He's absolutely a big factor in our future and flawless news". We have to be very intelligent and give our best on the pitch.

And speaking ahead of Wednesday's match at the Stadio Olimpico, Klopp believes Salah's spell in the Italian capital helped his career to flourish.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC.