Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the best forward in the world, says ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ,Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the best forward in the world, says ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ,Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the best forward in the world, says ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named Mohamed Salah as the finest attacking player on the planet on current form and believes the Egyptian’s ‘intelligence’ is what sets him apart.
Salah has scored 10 goals in his opening 10 appearances of the season for Liverpool, with the Merseyside giants tipped as a genuine force in the Premier League title race once again.
A pair of solo wonder strikes in Liverpool’s last two games against Manchester City and Watford proved beyond doubt that Salah has returned to his frightening best and the 29-year-old is among the 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
He will no doubt be desperate to increase his goals tally this evening as the Reds prepare to do battle with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in a mouthwatering Champions League encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s Group B clash, Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘He’s top, top class and he’s certainly the best striker at the moment in the world because he scores goals that nobody else can score.
‘You have to play street football to dribble past people like that in a short space.
‘He’s full of confidence and he’s creative.
‘Overall, I believe as well that he is very intelligent because the sign of players that always improve is the intelligence.’
At his pre-match press conference, Diego Simeone warned his Atletico Madrid players they could be in for a difficult evening against the in-form Liverpool forward.
‘Mohamed Salah is an extraordinary player, who has been playing at a fantastic level for the last few years with Liverpool and his national team,’ the Atleti head coach told reporters.
‘Liverpool are going through a fantastic spell of football, they seem to have a different rhythm, and it is a pleasure to see them play.
‘They have no fear to leave spaces at the back. They press high, play a high line, have speed.’
Liverpool sit top of the group ahead of their meeting with second-placed Atletico Madrid, boasting a 100 per cent record in Europe’s premier competition so far this season.
Atleti kicked off their campaign with a disappointing goalless draw at home to Porto, but bounced back to beat AC Milan 2-1 at the San Siro.
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