Mohamed Salah’s controversial SEVENTH place in the Ballon d’Or is mocked by former teammate Dejan Lovren after the double in the Merseyside derby: “keep it up and France Football will place you sixth!” “
- The football world is still turning its head around Mo Salah Ballon d’Or square
- The Egyptian ace has been one of the most unstoppable stars on the planet for the past year
- Still, it was judged that Salah’s exploits were just good enough to warrant the seventh
- After a brace in the Merseyside derby by Salah, Dejan Lovren backed him up
Mohamed Salah continued his meteoric form in the Merseyside derby with a sublime brace, just days after being considered the seventh best footballer on the planet via the Ballon d’Or.
The France Football award is considered the most prestigious individual award in football and determines where the best players in the game are ranked.
Despite a sublime year in which he scored goals at an astounding pace, Salah has still failed to outdo Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.
Mohamed Salah continued his meteoric form against Everton in the Merseyside derby
This prompted former teammate and close friend Dejan Lovren to poke fun at France Football on Salah’s seventh place in the Ballon d’Or rankings.
The result came as a shock to the football community, and Salah’s exploits in the Merseyside derby only made the decision even more puzzling.
Speaking to Twitter after seeing the Egyptian score two remarkable goals against Everton, Salah’s ex-teammate and close friend Dejan Lovren wrote: ‘Keep it up and next year France Football will put you in the spotlight. 6th position. He deserves a lot more credit!
The tweet was circulated widely afterwards, with many fans also taking the opportunity to poke fun at France Football for their final list.
In Liverpool’s outright 4-1 win over the Toffees, Salah nearly completed his hat trick, and manager Jurgen Klopp later revealed his star man was angry he didn’t.
Klopp said: “He was angry after the game! He wanted to score the third.
Jurgen Klopp later revealed that Salah was angry that he failed to score a hat-trick in the game
“I don’t take these things for granted. His second goal, you have to force this kind of mistakes.
“Mo put pressure on Coleman to win that ball and from that point on there’s a good chance he’ll score.
“We have momentum, but it was by far the best performance since I’ve been at Liverpool at Goodison. “
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