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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?


Jamie Carragher has admitted that he has changed his mind in the Mohamed Salah vs. Sadio Mane debate, which continues to divide Anfield loyalists.

Having previously backed Mane as the Reds’ most important striker, the club legend says he is now firmly in Salah’s side after hitting a record 100 Premier League goals – but where does the king stand? Egyptian in terms of the best players in the division since his arrival?

Salah and Mane have formed a formidable partnership up front, but Liverpool fans continue to bicker over who is more important
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Mane and Salah have created one of the most iconic lines in football alongside compatriot Roberto Firmino, but in the past season and a half, Salah has been the only member of the line to maintain his level.

The Reds finally got Champions League football in a painful season last time around, with Mane and Firmino well below their normal level as Liverpool’s title defense crumbles.

One constant was Salah, however, who is now Liverpool’s top scorer in every season since joining the club in 2017, and now reports that he wants to become one of the league’s highest paid players to sign. a new contract.

Carragher and Gary Neville discussed Mane and Salah during Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, with Neville pushing his colleague to find out who his favorite player is.

Neville began, “A few years ago we had a debate between Mane or Salah, and I’ve been saying Salah all day, for me, but you said Mane. Would you change that now? “

“Yes,” Carragher replied. “What I meant by that is you have your favorite player, don’t you?

“Salah has always scored more goals than Mane, he has always been the goalscorer …”

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
Carragher believes Salah is now a long way from Mane as Liverpool’s best player
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“You’ve changed your mind now, haven’t you?” ” Have you changed your mind.

Carragher conceded, “Yeah, okay, I changed my mind.

“Salah deserves to be one of the highest paid players in the league because he is one of the best players in the league.

“I hope it will work out, because he thinks he still has three or four years left.”

Salah was the league’s top scorer and Golden Boot winner in two of his four seasons with Liverpool, helping them win their first title in 30 years.

But where does he rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing from Roma in 2017? talkSPORT decides …

5. N’Golo Kanté

Although he hasn’t won a league title since 2017/18, Kante’s back-to-back championships with Leicester and Chelsea are enough to put him in any roster.

The Frenchman has become a World Cup and Champions League winner in recent years, and although trophies have not followed in the league, he continues to dominate as one of the best midfielders. of the world.

And Kante isn’t just world-class anymore, he’s potentially historic and is currently in contention for the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
Kanté always knows where the ball is and what to do with it
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4. Harry Kane

Second behind Salah in goals since 2017/18 with 88, Harry Kane could hardly have done more for Tottenham before trying to force a £ 150million transfer to Manchester City this summer.

Kane started off as a pure goalscorer, but has progressed to a lot more, as evidenced by his 14 assists last season.

It’s easy to see why such a picky manager like Pep Guardiola would have been happy to break the league transfer record to sign Kane, who would surely only make better numbers in a title challenger. Unfortunately for Pep, City refused to pay and he stayed with Spurs.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
Kane put a lot of pressure on himself with a failed move to City, but he continues to score
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3. Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool fans will always thank Philippe Coutinho for his record-breaking start which enabled purchases of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, the latter being one of the most transformative players the league has ever seen.

The Netherlands captain has been the key to turning Jurgen Klopp’s side into Premier League and Champions League winners, with his absence last season seeing the Reds crumble.

Back in the lineup this quarter, Liverpool have conceded just one goal in their first four games, with Van Dijk once again showing what a difference he can make.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
Van Dijk has been a defensive machine for Liverpool
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2. Mohamed Salah

Salah has the most Premier League goals of any player since joining Liverpool with 98, making his way to the club by 100 goals this weekend thanks to both of his efforts during his short career at Chelsea.

The Egyptian also took the 38-game season scoring record with 32 goals in his debut campaign, and is clearly one of the best players the league has ever seen.

Salah will likely need more titles and golden boots to cement this position for all to see, but with the threat of a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona no longer a real possibility, it looks like he be here to stay.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
Salah has done amazing things in his four years at Liverpool
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1. Kevin De Bruyne

With three league titles since 2017/18, it’s impossible not to have a Manchester City player in mind, with De Bruyne as the flagship contender.

The Belgian assistance god is absolutely unplayable at his best, providing 50 assists in the past four seasons, as well as 29 goals.

De Bruyne decides games big and small on his own, and with a trio of titles won in that four-year spell at the Etihad, his status is unquestionable.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said Mohamed Salah is now a long way from Sadio Mane, but where does the Egyptian king rank among the best players in the Premier League since signing for the Reds?
De Bruyne has been a key player in City’s three wins since 2017
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