Egypt national team captain Ahmed Elmohamady told the media that he believes that Mohamed Salah deserves more credit.

He said: “Salah is now one of the best three players in the world. This is a huge deal for the country and the Egyptian team.

“Salah being on any team will help it and be a great addition. Everybody anticipates his performance, so this is a positive thing and a good addition for the Egyptian team.

Mohamed Salah.

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“As has been said, Salah is one of the 23 players on the list. Each player will help the others. We play as one team, but having Salah with us is a positive thing and an important thing for us as a team and as players.”

 

The Egyptian forward scored 27 goals and assisted 10 for the Reds last season, taking his tally as a Liverpool player to a 100 direct goal contributions in 104 games.

The only player in all of Europe to be more heavily involved in goals scored is Lionel Messi and the Argentine should have won the Balon d’Or last season and is favourite to do so this year.

Lionel Messi.

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It goes to show how far Liverpool have come that players of Salah’s quality and status are littered throughout the starting XI almost as surely as the direst of players were several years ago under Roy Hodgson.

Liverpool are set to hold onto their best players for a second season running and this is more important than the marquee signings this summer that some fans are desperate for.

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