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Mohamed Salah can succeed Jordan Henderson as Liverpool captain one day.

At least that’s the verdict of former Chelsea and Everton striker Samuel Eto’o, whose view is echoed by Didier Drogba.

Salah has enjoyed a staggering start to his Liverpool career and bagged his 22nd Premier League goal of the season in yesterday’s win over Southampton.

That strike, curled smartly around Saints keeper Alex McCarthy, leaves the Egyptian a goal behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.

Eto’o believes it’s just a matter of time before Salah’s not just leading his team-mates in the goalscoring stakes though.

“He will not scream at you to do this or do that but people like him command respect,” Eto’o told The Sun.

“His attitude off the pitch also makes him a natural leader. He can grow into a captain there.”

Ex-Chelsea hitman Drogba agreed with Eto’o’s assessment of Salah.

“I think he has got it in him,” he said.

“He is someone who you will respect if you share a dressing room with him.

“You expect a captain to put all the players together and you can see he does that.

“He seems quiet but being quiet does not mean he is not a leader. He leads by example.”

Salah will be hoping to get on the scoresheet once again when Liverpool face Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

express.co.uk

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