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Alan Shearer: “Salah should win Ballon d’Or if Liverpool triumph”

| 30.04.2018

Newcastle United’s all-time highest goalscorer waxes lyrical about the Reds’ ace…

Mo Salah was named the PFA Player of the Season last weekend and rightly so.

It was 50/50 going into the last few weeks but Salah’s performances in the quarter-final and the first leg of the semi-final in the Champions League justifies the decision.

The form he has been in is just incredible. If Liverpool go on to win this competition, he should be named the World Footballer of the Year.

That award has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years so it will be some achievement if he was to take that prize away from them.

Rampaging Reds

From watching Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in action last night, Liverpool will be licking their lips at the prospect of playing either side as they will fancy their chances of tearing up their defences.

Given how dangerous Liverpool’s front three is, you’d have to feel they will get a lot of chances to score regardless of who the opposition will be in the final.

Salah stays?

There is sure to be interest in Mo Salah this summer from the leading European clubs but I will be very surprised if they gave in as easily as they did with Philippe Coutinho.

A lot obviously depends on the player and what he wants to do. Coutinho wanted to leave so they had to get the best deal for him. I expect Salah to be there next season at Liverpool.

He is gunning in on Ian Rush’s club record for the most goals in a season. The problem he may have now is he could be rested for the next couple of league games.

The form he is in, he has the opportunity to smash every record going. You have to admire him as he isn’t even playing as an out-and-out centre forward, which shows how good he is.



Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer played his entire career at the top level of English football, winning the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1994-95. The following summer he signed for his hometown club, Newcastle United, for a then world record £15 million fee.

He ended his playing career with a record 260 Premier League goals, which still stands today. He also won 63 caps for England, including 34 as captain, and among his 30 international goals were five scored at Euro 96, a total that won him the Golden Boot at that tournament.

Now the chief pundit on Match Of The Day, Alan was one of the first two players inducted into the Premier League Hall Of Fame this year.