Could Ben Doak Be Mohamed Salah’s Long-Term Successor?

15th January 2024

It's a conversation no Liverpool fan wants to have but will have to have eventually given the fact that is 31 years old.

While he remains a world-class player, preparations must be in place for a succession plan for one of Liverpool's greatest players.

Liverpool could certainly look abroad to try and pry a top-class winger such as Vinicius Jr. or even Kylian Mbappé but the club are notorious for its strict wage budget that may hinder the signings of players of such ilk.

Another option for Liverpool would be to look inward and within the club itself to see if there's a talent with potential that could be Mohamed Salah's long-term replacement.

Lucky for Liverpool, they have a 17-year-old winger named who may just be the successor to The Egyptian King.

Doak Is Special

The Scotsman joined Liverpool in to much fanfare as he was looked at as one of the brightest young talents in the country thanks to his exploits with Celtic.

Doak had already made his first-team debut for his boyhood club at 16 years of age before joining Liverpool and it wasn't long before he did the same at the club.

He made five appearances in all competitions for the first team while being a regular for Liverpool's under-23 side in the 2022/23 season.

While he didn't achieve many minutes in those five appearances, to have the faith and trust of at just 16 years old at that time is something quite stunning.

Doak's blend of pace and elite dribbling is certainly reminiscent of Salah as the teenager consistently shows fearlessness when taking a man on.

He's quite the throwback to the classic winger who always wants to get past his opponent and Doak has the speed and trickery to do just that.

He's Just Not Ready Yet

While his talent is undeniable, many would say being heralded as Mohamed Salah's long-term replacement is quite a lot to put on the shoulders of a 17-year-old teenager.

Doak must have the opportunity to grow without having that pressure put on him that could potentially cause him to lose his way.

While some young players seem immune to pressure, there are not many of them out there who could handle it, suggesting that Liverpool should tread carefully with the Scottish star's career and allow him to progress naturally.

Doak's talent is undeniable but do you think he can be Mohamed Salah's long-term successor?

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