Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that in his current form Mohamed Salah is the best player in the world after the Egyptian shone in Saturday’s 5-0 win over Watford.
After scoring one of the most memorable goals of recent years in the draw with Manchester City two weeks ago, Salah was once again at Vicarage Road, scoring a breathtaking effort and scoring two more goals in the 5 victory. -0 against Watford.
It was Salah’s 10th goal of the season – he has scored in Liverpool’s last eight games.
Klopp was in no mood to dampen the praise given to Salah, calling him the best player in the world.
He said BT Sport: “His performance was huge today. The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special. He’s great. We all see him. Who’s better than him? We don’t have to talk about that. what Messi and Ronaldo did for world football and their dominance. But right now he’s the best. “
When asked for his rating of overall performance, Klopp added: “It was good! I can’t say differently. After the international break, it’s hard to find the rhythm after playing with different systems, but the boys were so good despite having only one session before today. I think Watford had some ideas but we didn’t let them play. The goals were really brilliant, there was great attitude, energy and character. “
Klopp even suggested that there could be more to come from his Egyptian star.
He added: “He’s his age where you can still improve, and he does it constantly. You saw the first goal he set for Sadio today, it’s an exceptional assist. He brought that. , I don’t know, After summer vacation he started doing this stuff.
“Like I said, we don’t have hours and hours and hours to train different things. But the boys improve their game on their own. The consistency that it offers, all that stuff, maybe people are just starting to see him – it was he’s been playing for us for five years now but it’s absolutely amazing the way he’s been playing since he’s been here.
“He’s in the top, the top five since he was roughly at Liverpool. And now he’s the best at that point. The big problem between Cristiano and Messi was that no one had doubted it for years. years, but Mo has already been on the top level for years too and he still has a lot to come from him because of his envy. He just wants to perform at a top level. “
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Salah now has 12 goals and six assists in his last 15 Premier League appearances with his personal form reaching new levels of greatness. Sometimes he was unplayable in the victory – it was a performance that deserved such a beautiful goal.
When asked if he had ever scored a better goal than this, he replied BT Sport: “In the last game, maybe! I don’t know which one was better, this one or City’s. Every time I’m in the box, I try to give the ball to someone so that ‘He scores, or I score on my own. It’s always about the team. I always try to play for the team. The most important thing today is that we scored good goals, we all scored ahead and hopefully we can continue like this.
“Sometimes I don’t have the chance to score goals. I just try every time to give 100% of what I have and help the team. Sometimes I’m lucky, sometimes not. But I feel confident at the moment, I feel like I’m scoring goals, helping the team to score points, which is most important. “