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Gary Neville believes Mohamed Salah has reached another level at Liverpool and is “not far” from becoming the best player in the world.
The Reds forward has impressed during the club’s Premier League opener, scoring a hat-trick against Leeds United. The 28-year-old has now netted 97 goals in 154 appearances since his move from AS Roma back in 2017.
And speaking about the Egypt international on Monday Night Football, former Manchester United captain has shared a praise on him, saying: “There was a point in the game where I was watching Salah and I just thought, that is some player.
“Four years ago, when he first came to Liverpool and he got those 40-odd goals, I thought, ‘That’s a freak. He won’t be able to live with that.’
“But then he consistently produces over a period of two or three years.”
On Salah’s time at Chelsea, Neville added: “He was frantic, he was weaker, he was making poor decisions, he was immature as you would expect from a young player who is developing.
“But watching him on Saturday, it was almost like he was toying with the game, almost like he had the game in his hands.
“He looks different. He looks mean, he looks hungry, he looks strong. His game is more mature.”
Neville insists Salah has the ability to establish himself as the world’s best.
“[Kylian] Mbappe, he’s fantastic. Neymar, he’s a bit up and down a bit… Where is the best player in the world going to be in the next couple of years?
“Salah is not far away from it anyway, but to me on Saturday he looked like an absolutely different level.”
🗣”I was watching Salah and thinking that is some player, when he got those 40 odd goals I though that’s a freak, then he does it for 2 or 3 years, he is an absolute killer on the pitch!” @GNev2 on Mo Salah for Liverpool pic.twitter.com/807qpIGxdX
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 14, 2020