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Jurgen Klopp reveals why Mohamed Salah is NOT the best in the world yet - but says what he must do to become it

Mirror logo Mirror 25/4/2018 Aaron Flanagan
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Jurgen Klopp claims that Mohamed Salah is not the best player in the world... yet.

Liverpool were inspired by Salah in their resounding victory over Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night.

The Egyptian notched two first half goals before laying up Sadio Mane to make it three, with Liverpool going on to win 5-2 and put one foot in the final.

Salah's performances over the course of the season, including 43 goals in all competitions, have left some people putting him in the reckoning for the Ballon d'Or.

But his manager Klopp claims that he has not done enough to be considered the best player in the world.

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Eusebio Di Francesco claims Roma do not need a miracle to get past Liverpool, declaring: "This tie is still alive!"

However, he just needs to keep doing what he is doing.

"Look, you always create stories," Klopp said. "If you think he’s the best in the world, write it or say it.

"He is in outstanding good shape, world class shape, that’s 100 per cent. That’s good. To be the best in the world you need to do that over a longer period I think.

"There are a few others who are not too bad. He is a fantastic player. I’m really happy."

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Salah did not celebrate either of his goals during the first half, instead holding up his hands and apologising to the supporters of Roma, the club he left last summer.

Speaking in the BT Sport studio after the game Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, and Gerrard discussed Salah's brilliance in netting a brace and assisting two more goals in the 5-2 win.

Lineker then said: "Equally impressive was that it must have been so difficult not to celebrate in the semi-final of the Champions League and out of respect, obviously for Roma, he didn't."

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Jurgen Klopp's simple message to Liverpool players after victory over Roma in Champions League semi-final

Lampard replied: "Fair play, I like that."

The studio then turned towards Gerrard to see what the Liverpool legend made of Salah opting against celebrating. And it seems that while the Reds Champions League winner wasn't against it, he was surprised Salah was able to resist.

"Inside he must have been bursting to go crazy," said Gerrard.

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