The 48-year-old retired English footballer declared the 29-year-old Egyptian forward as “the best player in the world” at the moment.
Sutton who played for Norwich City, Chelsea, Celtic, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, before he retired at Wroxham in 2012, said the “consistency levels” of Mohamed Salah made him the best player in the world.
Mohammed Salah who has been playing for Liverpool since July 1, 2017, after he left AS Roma for a transfer fee worth €42 million, has been one of the most consistent players at Anfield.
Since he joined the Premier League giants, Salah has scored 134 goals and provided 50 assists in 212 appearances in all competitions. But the goal that has kept the world talking about him was the goal he scored in a Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
After he scored the goal in the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday, one of the greatest strikers to ever play for the Three Lions of England, Alan Shearer described the goal as “one of the best goals of the Premier League era”
Also, when the coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp was asked about the 76th-minute goal which came after the Egyptian beautifully assisted Sadio Mane to score in the 59th minute, Klopp said people would talk about the goal for a long time.
“Salah’s goal – only the best players in the world score goals like this”, he noted. “People will talk about this goal for a long, long time.”
So far this season, Mohamed Salah has scored 9 goals and provided 3 assists in 9 games in all competitions.
As for Lionel Messi who moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain ahead of the 2021-2022 season, the Argentine talisman has managed to score a goal in five games.
While Cristiano Ronaldo who left Juventus to join Manchester United at the beginning of this season has scored 5 goals in 7 games so far.
“At this moment in time, he [Salah] is better than Lionel and Cristiano,” Sutton said.
While speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, Sutton stressed that the stats of Mohamed Salah in previous seasons “have been sensational”.
“To do it on that stage, which he has done for so many years, it just sums up how brilliant he is”, Sutton added.
“Consistency is what you look for and he is doing it season after season after season where others are falling away and Liverpool still haven’t signed him up.”