Eden Hazard has hailed his former teammate, Mohamed Salah as a top player, who did not get enough chances at Chelsea.
The Egypt international midfielder joined Liverpool from Roma in the off-season and has been impressive for the Reds.
The 25-year-old Salah is currently in his second year in England, having struggled for playing time at Chelsea in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 season.
Ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool, Hazard was full of praise for Salah.
“He is still my friend. We are still in contact together. He’s a top, top, top player,” the Belgium international told reporters.
“He did not get his chance at Chelsea but we know, in the team, the quality he has. He is a fantastic striker and this season he has scored a lot of goals.
“He did not get the chance [at Chelsea]. Maybe because of the manager, because of the players, I don’t know. But he is a top player for sure.
“In training he did everything. Even in the games when he was playing, sometimes he scored goals, so we know the quality he has.”