Mohamed Salah may well be the best player in world football in his current form, insists ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders.
The Reds star continued his early start to the 2021/22 campaign with two more goals in Porto’s 5-1 loss on Tuesday night.
This means Salah now has eight goals in as many games this season, as the Egyptian becomes more and more prolific year on year.
The 29-year-old already has a century of Premier League goals, making him faster than any player in Liverpool history, and Saunders thinks it’s time we asked ourselves: who is better?
Lionel Messi responded quite categorically on Tuesday night, reminding everyone of his enduring class with a beautiful goal in PSG’s 2-0 win over Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in as many games since returning to Manchester United.
While Saunders puts the two modern greats in their own category, the Welshman insists that neither of them is better than Salah in his current form.
“Right now, as we speak, who is better than him? Saunders told talkSPORT. “Eight goals in eight games for the right wing, he’s not playing in the center.
“He just looks unstoppable.”
Saunders added: “There are Messi and Ronaldo, who are alone, but at the moment they are not as good as Salah.”
When asked if he would take Salah or Ronaldo, Saunders replied, “Right now, Salah.
“It’s easy to say Ronaldo, but right now Salah looks like he is scoring every week.”
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