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“Look at last year”- 24-year-old PL winger makes big Mohamed Salah claim



Leicester City winger cites Mo Salah as example to follow and emulate prior to this Premier League season

Speaking in an interview, Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes gave examples of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min and hopes to emulate their performances to up his game.

In an interview posted by Football Daily via Twitter (h/t Liverpool Echo), Barnes was sounding determined to improvise on a good season with Leicester seeing them through to the UEFA Conference League semi-finals.

“You look at last year, Salah and Son, the amount of goals they scored. They’re probably two of the best at running in behind.”

The 24-year-old, who plays out mainly from the left side of the attack, racked up 11 goals and 14 assists in 48 appearances for his club throughout the season.

Barnes also had Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United enquire about him in the summer but Brendan Rodgers rates his winger highly and had given him a contract extension until 2025 just last summer.

Citing his examples as Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-Min, Barnes would hope to model their outstanding league season, wherein the Egyptian and Korean shared the Golden Boot.

Son Heung-Min had a tremendous league campaign netting 23 times and getting 9 assists as well. Barnes and Son both play out from the left side of the attack, contrary to Salah, who is a right-winger.

Mo Salah has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival from AS Roma in 2017, and has been Liverpool’s leading goal-scorer in every season since then. He recently signed a new contract with the club that keeps him here until 2025.

Since breaking through and becoming a first-team regular for The Foxes, Harvey Barnes has played a substantial role for them and is one of their most key players alongside James Maddison.

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Barnes, who was once on the radar of Liverpool in 2020, has been a vital cog in Rodgers’ team, and given his recent interview and his determination, he could well turn out to be the next big star for The Foxes.