'Crazy' talent of Salah & Co. frustrating Solanke at Liverpool

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The remarkable exploits of the Reds' attacking unit, which also includes Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, is limiting game time for a summer signing

The “crazy” talent of “on fire” Mohamed Salah and his fellow forwards is keeping Dominic Solanke frustrated on the sidelines at Liverpool.

The A 20-year-old talent was acquired by the Reds in the summer of 2017 on the back of World Cup-winning exploits with England’s U20 side.

With senior opportunities proving hard to come by at Chelsea, the promising forward was happy to try his luck on Merseyside.

The current campaign was intended to be a breakthrough year for an exciting talent, but the exploits of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane – who have 73 goals between them – have restricted Solanke to just 21 appearances and three Premier League starts.

“Being at Liverpool there's a lot of competition and there are going to be tough times. But coming to England is always another time to express yourself,” Solanke said after netting for England’s Under-21 side in a European Championship qualifying victory over Ukraine.

“There are crazy players at Liverpool, especially in my position, and I've definitely learnt a lot. 

“You always have to take the positives and we are doing so well at the moment. The front players have been phenomenal, it’s a good lesson. 

“Mo Salah is on fire, I'm so happy for him, and he is unstoppable and it's helping us a lot.  

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“It's always frustrating when you’re not playing, but I'm enjoying it at Liverpool. You can say it's different to Chelsea.”

Solanke is still looking for his first competitive goal for Liverpool as a result of his limited game time.

He is, however, considered to be a hot prospect for the future and was tied to a five-year contract through to 2022 upon his arrival at Anfield.

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