The final classification of the Ballon d’Or 2021 has left many people in the world of football unhappy, including Jurgen Klopp who did not understand Salah’s seventh place and claimed that his player should have been in a higher position. But is Klopp right in his complaints? Well, partly yes.
The Egyptian is together with Van Dijk the player most used by Klopp so far this season and it is no wonder. Salah has participated in the 19 games that Liverpool have played between the Premier and the Champions League and has scored 19 goals, 13 in the English championship and 6 in Europe; that is to say, an average that only great scorers is within reach is one goal per game. Besides being the top scorer in the Premier at this time, he has only one goal less than Robert Lewandowski.
But his participation does not end there since he has distributed 8 assists, all in the Premier, which makes him the top assistant in the English championship and second only to Muller in the major leagues in Europe. Of the 58 goals that the net team has scored in those two competitions, Salah has participated directly in 27 of them, 46.5%.
The figures leave no room for doubt, Salah’s season is still outstanding. He is in a sensational moment, at the height of the best Salah, and is one of the most decisive and influential players for his team. Not only because of the figures that are obviously there, but also because of what cannot be seen or measured. Salah is once again that Liverpool leader, the beacon that guides his people.
If a best player award were awarded at the start of the season, Salah would at least be on the podium alongside Lewandowski or Benzema. And i continue with this level until the end of the course is a magnificent candidacy for the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
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