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Totti, Sabatini delighted for Salah over Liverpool success: He makes me love my job more

Roma great Francesco Totti isn't surprised by Mohamed Salah's success at Liverpool.

Salah's former captain in the eternal city, Totti, never doubted the forward.

And ahead of Salah reuniting with his former Roma strike partner Edin Dzeko when Liverpool take on Inter Milan at the San Siro on Wednesday night, the Italy legend has been reminiscing about his time playing with the duo.

“They [Dzeko and Salah] were so strong together. An amazing attacking partnership," Totti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It's no coincidence that Dzeko scored so many goals thanks to Salah's assists becoming the Serie A's Capocannoniere with 29 goals."

Meanwhile, former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini was responsible for bringing the Egyptian to the club.

He said, “Salah has become a lethal goalscorer in Liverpool, I am sure it will be amazing to see them play tomorrow.

“Signing two players like him and Dzeko made me love my job even more.

“I've always known that Salah could have scored many goals. Now he has the space to hurt.

“In Italy, he also had defensive duties, but he's always had the characteristics to score consistently."

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