Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu improving every week at Southampton - Tom Barclay

Published on: 10 November 2021

Football journalist Tom Barclay says Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu is constantly improving every week at Southampton.

Salisu has been a mainstay in the heart of defence for the Saints, featuring in all 11 league games this season.

The 22-year-old played his part in the team keeping a number of clean sheets, including against Manchester City, West Ham and Leeds United.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer named Salisu in his Team of the Week after Southampton's recent clash with Watford.

"In every game he plays, he seems to be improving. He seems to be more confident, a good defender, which is crucial."

"The fact that Shearer put him in that Team of the Week suggests he had a very good game," he told Givesport.

Salisu's maiden season in England was badly disrupted by injuries after joining them from Real Valladolid in 2020. However, he has started to show what he can do in the opening weeks of this season.