Liverpool coach was shocked that Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’Or award, he believes that Robert Lewandoski and Mohamed Salah deserve it more than Messi. Klopp said in a press conference that he thought Mo Salah should have received more votes, Mo should have been higher up, he said.
“I’m really not sure about it [Ballon d’Or], 100%,” Klopp said when asked in a news conference ahead of the Merseyside derby. “You can always give it to Messi for his career, but if you don’t give it to Robert Lewandowski this time, after this year, it’s quite tricky for him to get it all.
“And Mo [Salah] should have been higher up, definitely. I was surprised by his position, to be honest. I saw the vote somewhere, I don’t know exactly [how it is voted for]. It’s journalists, yes? Then don’t ask me — it’s your fault. Speak to your colleagues if you think it should have been different.”
Jurgen Klopp added that it’s the journalist’s fault since they are the ones that voted for Messi, “It’s journalists, yes? Then don’t ask me — it’s your fault. Speak to your colleagues if you think it should have been different” Klopp added.