Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl discusses Salisu's qualities ahead of the trip to Liverpool.

Published on: 08 May 2021

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has stated that Mohammed Salisu's strength is his ability to play without the ball and that he has the potential to be a key player for the club.

Since joining on a permanent basis from La Liga team Real Valladolid last August, the Ghanaian defender has appeared in eight Premier League games.

Hasenhuttl revealed the area on which Salisu wants to develop after overcoming his injury challenges ahead of their league trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl also praised Salisu's fighting spirit and strength on the field during Ramadan.

"I think against the ball he has big strength,” Hasenhuttl told Daily Echo.

"With the ball, he can still improve and get better, but I think this is also a part of the game that we are working hard with him on it. Finally, I am sure that for us he will be a big player in the future.

"Absolutely. I must say he has at the moment, like two other guys also, a problem with Ramadan where they have during the day not a lot of things to eat,"

"Then you are thinking is it possible for him to fight 90 minutes hard? But on Friday he showed that he is able to do it,"

"We had the break for drinking [during the game] after the sun goes down and then he was there. He was unbelievable, fighting for this team and congrats on this performance." he concluded.