Gerrard & Owen React To Mo Salah’s Latest Sensational Display For Liverpool

By on April 25, 2018

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Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen have heaped praise on Mohamed Salah following his sensational display during Liverpool’s 5-2 Champions League victory over AS Roma last night.

Salah opened the scoring in the semi-final first leg with a stunning strike in to the top corner before doubling Liverpool’s lead with another fine finish on the stroke of half-time.

The Egyptian international then provided two assists for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the second half as Liverpool raced in to a 5-0 lead before Roma kept things interesting with two late goals.

Salah’s brace took his personal tally to an incredible 43 goals in all competitions this season which puts him to within touching distance of Ian Rush’s long-standing record of 47 – which was set during the 1983-84 season.

The 25-year-old’s performances saw him named as the PFA Player of the Year last weekend while his odds of winning the Ballon d’Or have been slashed considerably.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says that although it’s difficult to compare Salah with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi he believes the Reds star is currently the best player in the world.

Gerrard is quoted by TeamTalk as saying:

“He’s in the form of his life. It’s difficult to compare him to your Ronaldos and Messis because they’ve done it for so long and they’ve been consistent year in, year out.

“But without a shadow of a doubt he’s the best player on the planet right now.”

Gerrard’s former team mate Michael Owen seemed in agreement as the former striker took to Twitter to suggest Salah is the best player on the planet while he also aimed a cheeky dig at the Liverpool star for copying his finishing style.

There can be no argument that Salah is in sensational form and there isn’t a player in world football as hot as him right now. If he can continue this form until the end of the season Liverpool have a great chance of winning the Champions League and that could be enough to see Salah beat the likes of Ronaldo and Messi to the Ballon d’Or.

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