The Egyptian star has been in sensational form for the Reds this season, earning praise from players, coaches and experts.
The 29-year-old has already scored 10 goals in all competitions, including six in the Premier League, with Jurgen Klopp’s side unbeaten in all competitions of the 2021-22 campaign.
Salah’s form has been key to their impressive run and the forward filed his claim for the 2021 Ballon d’Or after scoring two incredible solo strikes against Watford and Manchester City.
He played a key role in the opening goal of Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Spain, before scoring a late-game penalty to seal points for the Merseyside side.
Having been named to the list of 30 nominees for the award, Salah is one of the main contenders to win the award for the first time, having finished fourth in 2019.
And former Arsenal boss Wenger, now responsible for FIFA world football, paid Salah the ultimate compliment by naming him the best striker in the world.
“He’s on top, on top and he’s definitely the best striker in the world right now because he’s scoring goals that no one else can,” he said. be in sports.
“You have to play street football to dribble people like that in a short space. He’s full of confidence and he’s creative.
“Overall I also think he’s very smart because the sign of players who are always improving is intelligence. “
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The question of Salah’s status in world football has divided some managers and former pros in recent weeks.
Klopp pleaded for Salah’s talents to be properly recognized after scoring one and creating another in the 5-0 win over Watford.
” Top. Come on, we can all see him, who is better than him right now? Klopp said after the game.
“It’s clear, there’s always this discussion and all those kinds of things.
“But we don’t have to talk about what Ronaldo and Messi have done for world football or how long they’ve been really dominant.
“At the moment, I think it’s clear that there is no one better than him. How it’s going, it’s not just since yesterday, he’s been in this form for a while.
“He’s young enough to stay in shape a little longer. “
But former Brazil international Kleberson, who suffered a brief unfortunate stint at Man United between 2002 and 2004, doesn’t think Salah is superior to Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar.
“Mohamed Salah is not the best player in the world, but he has always been brilliant,” the Brazilian told Paddy Power.
“He has been playing excellent football for a long time. It’s certainly not a one-season wonder and I can understand why Jurgen Klopp called it the best in Europe. “
However, the Brazilian did not name who he believes is the best footballer in the world right now, adding that he believes the title should belong to the player who excels both at club level and at international level.
“Next to Salah, Liverpool have a good team providing great support, and he looks happy there. Things are going well for Salah, but he is not the best player in the world at the moment.
“For me, it’s hard to say who is the best player in the world because I measure him by those who play well for the club and the country.
“Football has changed a lot. For many years we’ve had Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and sometimes Neymar, but no one has shown more than them. “