Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward 'the best player' in the world, says Jurgen Klopp

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Watford 0-5 Liverpool - Salah is the best player in the world. - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's boss, called Mohamed Salah the "best" player after his stunning performance in Watford's 5-0 win.

Salah's brilliant pass set up Sadio Mene's first goal. He capped off a remarkable performance with an individual goal.

"He is the top. It is obvious to all. He is the best. Klopp spoke to BT Sport.

"His performance today was huge. The first goal's pass was spectacular, and the second was exceptional."

Salah has scored in all eight of his Reds games, the longest streak of consecutive scoring appearances since February 2014, when Daniel Sturridge also scored in eight.

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His performance against the Hornets was similar to Klopp's goal against Manchester City. Klopp stated that his goal against Manchester City would be remembered by fans "in 50 or 60 year's time".

Klopp said, "He's the type of player who can accomplish these things for us."

They have different goals. The second one was slightly more dynamic and had more space. Both goals are impossible for normal-sized feet, but they are possible for him so it is truly special. It was evident that everyone believed the goal was special, as you could see by the way they celebrated it.

Salah's goal puts him on par with Didier Drogba, former Chelsea striker, as the highest scoring African player in Premier League history. He has scored 104 goals.

Reds forward Mane added, "Mo is one the best players in this world." It may surprise you, but it is something we all see in training.

Only Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world since 2008.

Klopp however believes that Klopp, a 29-year old, is now surpassing the vaunted duo.

We don't need to discuss what Messi and Ronaldo did for world football and their dominance. He [Salah] right now is the best.

"I see him every single day. There are many people like Robert Lewandowski, Ronaldo and Messi, and [Kylian] Mbappe. But at the moment, he's undoubtedly on the top."

With his goal against Watford, Mohamed Salah was the joint highest-scoring African player in Premier League history.

Martin Keown, a former England defender, spoke on BBC One to support Klopp's view. He said: "The pass between Mo Salah and Sadio Mane wasn't in this world." We're seeing Salah at Lionel Messi’s level."

Claudio Ranieri, Beaten Watford's boss, said: "Mo Salah has to be one of the greatest players in the world. Every thing he touches is a goal.