Mohamed Salah insists he is the best player in the world in his head ahead of Manchester United vs Liverpool clash

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Mohamed Salah has admitted that he always feels like the best play in the world and the hunger to be better has been a motivation to him.

The Liverpool winger whose form will be tested against Manchester United on Sunday, October 24, stressed that the thought of being the best in the world is a source of confidence for him.

Mohamed Salah has been enjoying a tremendous form since the commencement of this season. In 11 appearances in all competitions, the 29-year-old Egyptian winger has scored 12 goals and provided 4 assists.

After scoring in the Champions League group stage game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, October 19, Salah became the first Liverpool player to score in 9 successive games.

Due to his form so far this season, Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp described Salah as the best player at the moment.

While reacting to Klopp’s assessment, Mohamed Salah said “it sounds great” to him and stressed that it has always been an opinion that he is the best in the world. He however noted that it is an open debate for people to agree or disagree with.

“I can’t say I’m the best player in the world – some people agree, some people not”, he told Sky Sports.

“I’m just happy about my performance at the moment, but I would always say it’s opinion.

“It’s always the ambition to be the best player in the world. I don’t have to lie. It’s something that drives me to work really hard and just try to be the best version of myself.

“In my head, I’m the best player all the time. I’m trying to have that confidence in my head. It doesn’t matter if some people agree with you, some people not.”

Mohamed Salah is not planning of leaving Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is not planning of leaving Liverpool
Mohamed Salah applauds Liverpool fans after a home game.

Mohamed Salah has been playing for Liverpool since July 1, 2017. He joined the club from AS Roma for a transfer fee worth €42 million.

Since then, he has remained an indispensable player at the club. Salah has scored 137 goals and has provided 51 assists in 214 games in all competitions.

The Egyptian football star has helped the club to win one UEFA Champions League, one Premier League, one UEFA Super League, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Amid the good time Salah has been having at Liverpool, his contract will expire in less than two seasons from the time of publishing this report.

Ahead of the expiration of his contract, Liverpool have been holding a series of talks with Salah to seal a contract extension. But the negotiation has been dragging because Salah reportedly wants to be paid £500,000-per-week.

The slow nature of the negotiation has opened the door for a club like Real Madrid to start pushing for Salah’s services according to reports.

Despite the whole saga, Mohamed Salah has made it clear that his future at Liverpool is in the hands of the club.

“It depends on what the club want, not on me”, Salah said.

“At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad. It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.

“At the moment I don’t see myself playing against Liverpool but let’s see what will happen in the future.”

Salah will be expected to continue with his goalscoring form when Liverpool visit Old Trafford on Sunday. The Premier League game will kick off at 16:30.

A win in the game take Liverpool to the top of the league table. They are currently sitting on the 2nd spot with 18 points in 8 games, a point below first-placed Chelsea. While Manchester United are sitting on the 6th spot with 14 points in 8 games.