Salah reflects on 'very, very happy' time at Roma

Mohamed Salah has described Roma as "different to any other club" during an in-depth interview on his career to date.

The Egypt international, who joined Liverpool in the summer, explained that he was "very, very happy" during his two years in the Italian capital.

In total Salah made 83 appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring 34 goals.

"I had a great two years in Rome and I was very, very happy there," Salah told Liverpool's official website. "Roma is not an easy place to play, it’s not easy at home – there is a lot of pressure there and it’s different.

"I cannot explain it, but inside you feel it is different to any other club. Everything is amazing there, though – the club is good, the fans are unbelievable and I had a great relationship with them because they always showed me love and respect."

Salah, who on Monday was confirmed on the final three-man shortlist for the 2017 CAF African Player of the Year, added that he had progressed significantly during his time in the Italian capital.

He added: "[Former Roma coach] Luciano Spalletti helped me a lot. A lot. He is very, very smart. Always after training, I would speak to him, ‘Boss, I want to improve that’ or, ‘I want to do this’ and he would never say no. Never. He would always say, ‘OK’ and even if he could see you were tired, he would always be telling you what he wants you to do, what he wants you to improve, ‘do this or do that, that’s better’.

"He helped me even as a person in improving my character. Defensively he helped me too, 100 per cent. He showed me the way to defend with the team and I saw myself improving in that aspect a lot.

"I think I changed the perception of me during my time with Fiorentina and then Roma."

You can read the full interview on Liverpool's club website here.

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