Salah is Best Player in the World, Says Klopp

For Jurgen Klopp, Mohamed Salah is the best player in the world right now.

The Liverpool boss praised his player to the heavens after the latter’s dazzling show in their 5-0 win a Watford in the Premier League last Saturday.

Salah's brilliant pass set up Sadio Mane's opening goal in the eighth minute at Vicarage Roadand he capped a superb performance with a brilliant individual goal in the 54th.

Guarded by three players on the edge of the Watford box, Salah used a combination of speed, dexterity and brilliant close control to elude them all before finding the target with his usual unerring accuracy.


It means he has now scored in eight successive matches in all competitions and in nine out of 10 in total, underlining why Liverpool are so eager for him to ink an extension to his current contract, which has less than two years to go.

The result meant Liverpool have scored three goals or more in all six away games in all competitions so far this season, something no other English top-flight side has ever managed. It also extended their unbeaten start to the season

Salah's goal enabled him to draw level with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history with 104 goals.

``He (Salah) is top. We all see it. Who is better than him?" Klopp told BT Sport. ‘’His performance was massive today. The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special.’’


Salah’s scoring run is the longest of consecutive scoring appearances for the club since Daniel Sturridge, who also scored in eight, in February 2014.

Roberto Firmino also sparkled in the victory over Watford by scoring a hat-trick.

The Reds are the only unbeaten team so far in the league with five wins and three draws. They sit second in the table with 19 points, a point off leaders Chelsea.

Their win over Watford was Liverpool's biggest win since the 7-0 hammering of Crystal Palace last December, which was also the last time Firmino, Salah and Mane all scored in a top-flight game.


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