Mohamed Salah Ballon d'Or exclusive: “Am I the best player in the world? In my mind, yes”

Salah 339 Nick Eagle
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Mohamed Salah is determined to win the Ballon d’Or as a gift to the people of Egypt – and the Liverpool star believes he’s currently the best player on the planet.

Salah is vying with Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema to bag the honour this year, as he attempts to help Liverpool claim an unprecedented quadruple, and sat down for an extensive interview with FourFourTwo to speak about five glorious years at Liverpool, his spell at Chelsea and his long-term future, among other subjects.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.