Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp described his team’s star, Mohamed Salah, as “the best player in the world”, after an impressive performance by the Egyptian player in a match that ended with the Reds’ victory over Watford by five clean goals.
And Mohamed Salah made Liverpool’s first goal after a decisive pass to Sadio Mane. He also scored a great goal after a solo effort.
Speaking about Mohamed Salah, Klopp told BT Sport: “He’s at the top. We all see that. Who is better than him?”
He added, “His performance was great today. The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special.”
Salah scored in all of his last eight matches with Liverpool.
In the Liverpool-Watford match on Saturday, Salah dribbled past several opponents before the ball settled into the far corner, scoring a goal similar to his goal against Manchester City, which Klopp said Reds fans will remember for “fifty or sixty years”.
Klopp said Salah was “the kind of player who can do these things for us”.
Salah scored his 104th goal in the Premier League, equaling the number of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, as the best African scorer in the history of the tournament.
Sadio Mane, who raised his goal score to 100, said that his colleague Salah “is one of the best players in the world.” “This goal surprises you, but we see it all the time during training,” he added.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have alternately won the Ballon d’Or since 2008, with the exception of 2018, when Luka Modric won it.
But Jurgen Klopp believes that the 29-year-old Egyptian striker is the best currently.
“There is no need to talk about what Messi and Ronaldo have done for world football,” he said. “But at the moment, he is [صلاح] Best”.
“I see him every day. There are people like (Robert) Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Messi and (Kylian) Mbappe, but now, he is definitely at the top of that list.”
Former England defender Martin Keown supported Klopp’s view in an interview with “BBC One”, saying: “Mohamed Salah’s pass to Sadio Mane was fantastic. We see Salah at the level of Lionel Messi.”
“Mohamed Salah is one of the best players in the world, if not the best,” said Watford coach Claudio Ranieri. “Everything he touches is a goal.”