CAIRO-17 September 2020: skysports pundit Gary Neville believes that Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is not far away from being the best player in the world.
Neville's comments came after the Reds opened the Premier League new season with a narrow victory over newly-promoted Leeds United 4_3 thanks to a hat-trick from Salah.
"There was a point in the game where I was watching Salah and I just thought, that is some player,” Neville said on Monday Night Football.
Salah is leading the Premier League top scorers list and he aims to retain the Golden Boot Award after losing it last season to Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.
Neville added "When he first came to Liverpool and he got those 40-odd goals, I thought, ‘That’s a freak. He won’t be able to live with that’. But then he consistently produces over a period of two or three years.”
Salah joined Liverpool in 2017 summer from AS Roma and since then he established himself as the fans' hero as he played a fantastic role in the revival of the club under the management of German manager Jürgen Klopp.
Neville continued "it was almost like he was toying with the game, almost like he had the game in his hands. He looks hungry, he looks strong. His game is more mature.”