Since his debut in 2016, Mo Salah has not only been crowned the Premier League’s player of the year but become an important part of Egypt’s World Cup squad. For a player who continues to progress, and excels every week, what more can we say about the Liverpool forward?
Players who deserved to be ahead of Salah are, in order, Dennis Bergkamp, Ricky Villa, Toni Kroos, Thierry Henry, Luis Figo, Frank Lampard, Peter Crouch, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Dimitar Berbatov, Andriy Shevchenko, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Gianfranco Zola, Diego Maradona, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, George Weah, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Robinho, Lionel Messi, Loïc Rémy, Andrés Iniesta, Andriy Shevchenko, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo, Thierry Henry, Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, and Michel Platini.
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We asked our readers how they saw it. According to our readers, who picked up this week’s Premier League Manager of the Month award, Mo Salah is the greatest player in Premier League history. 68% selected Salah in our Top 10 Greatest Premier League players of all time, with the Liverpool forward placed third behind only Claude Makelele and Patrick Vieira.
Of course, the reasons behind their vote should be open to question, and they have regularly been in the past.
“I couldn’t help myself,” says one reader. “An incredible, consistent, dynamic, mesmerising player.”
“Right, because of his dribbling ability,” says another. “There’s nothing else he does really – just stepovers and chinks in defences to open up space. Then he cranks it up some more.”
“Well,” said another. “He’s made the most of the space he has to play with. He’s a great finisher. His speed of thought, certainly compared to players his age, makes him very versatile. The movement he’s shown on the wing is excellent and has improved his goal tally.
“Plus, don’t forget about the goalscoring potential for this season. He just keeps improving, and each year gets better and better.”
Another reader, who also selected Salah in our top 10, was more reluctant. “I’m not really confident about his goalscoring ability,” he said. “But, aside from that, he’s an absolutely fantastic player.”
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