Ex Liverpool striker, Ian Rush has come out to back Mohamed Salah for this year’s Ballon d’Or. This is coming after the Egyptian’s heroics in front of goal this season, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, after what Salah did at Old Trafford, he is really looking forward to seeing him and Robert Lewandowski battle for the prestigious award.
He added that the ex-Roma forward keeps getting better every week, so he is surely a reputable candidate for such recognition.
His words, “Mohamed Salah seems to be getting better by the week, and after his hat-trick at Old Trafford, I see him as a strong candidate for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
“For me, he’s a stand-out candidate because he’s tearing it up in the hardest league in the world.”
“There is no one playing better football than him at this moment in time – he’s playing fantastic stuff, so he’s got to be in with a great shout for the Ballon d’Or.
“I know Lionel Messi is the bookies’ favourite for the Ballon d’Or, but I personally think it should be between Salah and Robert Lewandowski, who was really unfortunate not to get it last year when Fifa cancelled the award due to Covid.
“For me, they are the two top forwards in world football right now, but Salah is doing it in a tougher league, and he’s making it look easy, so he gets my vote.
“Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the award for the past decade, and rightly so, but Salah and Lewandowski are making a real go of it this year.
“I think we’ll see a new name on the award. My preference would be Salah, of course.”