Mohamed Salah broke the record for most amount of goals in one 38 game Premier league season against Brighton yesterday by bagging his 32nd league goal of the campaign.
He has been highly praised this season for his talismanic performances for Liverpool, guiding them to a top four spot and a Champions League final. In fact his performances since moving to Anfield last summer have been so good that he is already a likely candidate for the Ballon d’Or.
If he was to win football’s most prestigious individual award it would finally put an end to the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly that the talented pair had over the award since 2008.
Salah’s goal tally has matched the two superstars this season, but the Egyptian has admitted it is too early for him to be compared to Messi and Ronaldo.
“I don’t want to say I am happy with these kind of comparisons.” Salah told Egyptian TV channel ONE
“Each of them has been at the top level for ten or 11 years. Their performance level is stable.
“I need to maintain my performance levels high for many seasons.
“I hope I can do that. They are great players and hopefully I become happy with these comparisons.”
Salah has had an incredible season and scoring over 40 goals a season is remarkable, but he is right Messi and Ronaldo have done this for years.
If the Liverpool man manages to keep up this level of goal scoring for the next eight or so years then he definitely deserves to be looked at in the same light as those two La Liga legends.