'Salah on top of the world's best players list', says Liverpool's Klopp

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 16 Oct 2021

Liverppol coach Jurgen Klopp said he believes Mohamed Salah is currently the world's best player after he produced another sublime display in Saturday's 5-0 thrashing of Watford in the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah

The 29-year-old moved level with Didier Drogba as the joint top African scorer in Premier League history after netting with another brilliant individual effort, which was even better than his wonderful solo goal against Manchester City in Liverpool's previous game.

"For me, he (Salah) is the best. I see him every day and that makes it more easy for me, but Mr Lewandowski is out there, Ronaldo still scoring like crazy, Messi still putting out performances on a world-class level, Mbappe and all these kind of things and others will come," Klopp was quoted as saying on Liverpool's official website.

"But, yes, in this moment Salah is for sure on top of World's best players list."

The Egyptian King set up Sadio Mane for a ninth-minute opener with a wonderful diagonal pass with the outside of his boot before scoring himself on 54 minutes to make it 4-0.

Salah skipped past three challengers in the area, flummoxed one of them with a superb piece of individual skill to leave him on the floor before planting a delightful curler into the far corner.

He took his tally to 104 Premier League goals, on level with Ivorian great Drogba, who reached that mark over two spells with Chelsea.

"He looks like Mo, actually, and that's really good. He is in a good shape and you are right, the three goals of Bobby were really nice, the 100th Premier League goal for Sadio and all these nice little stories, but you cannot overlook the performance of Mo today," Klopp added.

"I said it after the game, cut the goal off [and] it was [still] an outstanding performance how he played today. That's really good, very important for us and that's why we can win football games."

Salah earned wide acclaim with his all-round display in the 2-2 draw with Man City, with his stunning goal making headlines.

"Why should I compare two world-class goals? I like both and I don’t want to miss them, to be honest," Klopp said.

"They are obviously different goals; the other one is slightly more dynamic, bigger space and stuff like this. Neither of them are possible for people with normal feet like all of us, but it's obviously possible for him and that makes it absolutely special."

Salah made a blistering start to the new season, scoring ten goals in as many appearances in all competitions, including seven in the Premier League.


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