Is Salah the Best Player in the World right now?

Salah (This Is Anfield)

Ever since Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool from Roma for an initial £36.5m fee that could rise to £43m, he has been an utter revelation for the Merseyside club. Scoring every season and maintaining that consistency at a freakish rate and seemingly breaking new records every other game.

Since his record-breaking 2017/18 season, where he became the Premier League’s all-time top scorer in a single campaign with a mind-boggling 32 goals scored, he improved his overall gameplay each passing season and thus has become more complete.

This season he has been very potent. From scoring at an incredible rate to creating chances and even tracking back to help the team, he has been absolutely unplayable. Apart from the volume of goals, his catalogue of goals has been exceptional with world-class solo goals against Manchester City, Watford and Atletico Madrid recently. The goal against City was a beautiful mix of strength, skill and ingenuity. There is not a single notable weakness in his game.

Salah vs City (SkySports)

Is there anyone in world football playing better than Salah at this moment? It is a genuine question. The Egypt international has been a star for years, but rarely, if ever, has his level been higher than it is right now as it looks he can even surpass his first season at Liverpool.

It is difficult to argue, given Salah’s form. Already this season, he has twelve goals and four assists. Ronaldo, if we do wish to compare, has six goals, while Messi has three goals in the Champions League and none in Ligue 1 since his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

It is the Egyptian’s presence, above all others, which makes Liverpool contenders for the top honours this season. Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold are vital, Andy Robertson and Fabinho are fantastic, but Salah is the real difference-maker. His goals in the injury-hit last season were worth 17 points to Liverpool and he has started this season in a similar style.

Undoubtedly, Liverpool fans would be desperate for him to sign a new deal with his current contract set to expire in 18 months. It would be unforgivable if the Red’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) end up not giving him the deal he more than deserves.

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