LIVERPOOL — Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah, has never stopped the attention of football fans around the world. Not only did he restore the club’s glory, he continued to make individual achievements with the Reds.
At the start of the 2021/2022 season, Mo Salah managed to break the record as the fastest player to touch 100 goals in the English Premier League. This is in line with Liverpool, which is still one of the strongest competitors to win the English Premier League title.
Former Liverpool midfielder, Alberto Aquilani, admitted that he was surprised that there was a player as great as Mo Salah at Liverpool. He did not expect the Reds to make the Egyptian passport player so developed.
“Unbelievable. He is a player of a different level. During the game, he was great. In training he was also outstanding and unstoppable,” said Aquilani as reported by Tribalfootball , Tuesday (16/11).
According to Aquilani, it is difficult for a player to be at the same level as Mo Salah in the Premier League. This was proven when Mo Salah was less than impressive in his Chelsea uniform, so he had to move to Fiorentina and AS Roma. “Maybe it’s easier in Italy. There is a lot of space (on the pitch). But he is currently one of the best players in the world,” he said.
With stable physical abilities and supportive club conditions, Aquilani is optimistic that Mo Salah can continue to maintain Liverpool’s consistency at the highest level. “We can see he is that good. We can also feel he is a very, very great player,” he said.
On the one hand, Mo Salah admits that he will remain sharp when he turns 30. This Muslim player dismissed the public perception of the decline in the performance of footballers if they have three heads.
The Egyptian passport player has stolen the public’s attention when he scored a hat trick against Manchester United (MU) in the English Premier League, last weekend. He has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season.
That record made him listed in the top 10 candidates for the 2021 edition of the world’s best player (Ballon d’Or). Even though he is 29 years old now, Mo Salah is still optimistic that he will look impressive when he reaches the age of 30 and over.
“Players like Lionel Messi and Ronaldo still win the Ballon d’Or when they are over 30. Ronaldo won it three or four times, while Messi two or three times,” he said as reported by Sportskeeda.
Mo Salah also takes the example of Robert Lewandowski who almost won the Ballon d’Or and is again the strongest candidate this year, despite being over 30 years old. According to him, age is not an obstacle for a footballer to reach the peak of his professional career.
“Karim Benzema remains in top form even though he is 30 years old. Football has changed a lot in today’s era. Players are at their peak at the age of 30 to 33 years,” he said.
Mo Salah still hopes to taste the world’s best player trophy in the Ballon d’Or awarding event. He promised to focus on improving the quality to make his dreams come true.
Former Blackburn Rovers player, Chris Sutton, praised Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. He even called Mo Salah better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He said this when he saw Mo Salah’s goal against Manchester City last weekend. The Egyptian player recorded one assist plus found the net for the Citizens in an elegant manner when shuffling several opposing players and then scoring the ball without difficulty.
“At the moment, he is better than Messi and Ronaldo,” said Sutton as reported by Sportskeeda.
Sutton’s statement is proven by Mo Salah’s statistics this season. From seven Premier League matches, Mo Salah has scored six goals and provided three assists. Not only that, the 29-year-old has also scored two goals in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, when compared to Ronaldo, the Portuguese veteran has scored five times in six matches. Unfortunately, Manchester United (MU) is having trouble maintaining consistency in the last few games.
According to Sutton, the presence of Mo Salah will bring Liverpool superiority on various stages. It has been proven through the offering of one Champions League trophy and one English Premier League title. He hopes Liverpool will immediately extend Salah’s contract which will expire in 2023.