5 Reasons why Salah deserves to win the Ballon d'Or
What a night of European football was in-store for us mere mortals, as the near-mythical legend of Mo Salah rose to the occasion and scripted a mind-numbing game of the highest order.
Liverpool ran out 5-2 winners on the night, with Roma leaving themselves a mountain to overcome. A mountain they have previously scaled only recently against Barcelona.
That should give them some hope but the presence of the Egyptian Lord in the ranks of the team from Merseyside ought to have diminished any, already.
We reckon that the revelation of Mo Salah is worthy of even more recognition than just the PFA POTY and the imminent Premier League and European Golden Shoes.
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The revelation of Mo Salah deserves the Ballon d'Or. Here are 5 reasons why:
#5 Already crowned PFA Player of the Year
The plaudits have been raining in all-season long for the enigmatic goal-getter but now the awards have started making a bee-line, straight to the arms of Mohamed Salah.
His colleagues in the Premier League gave the driving force behind City's sprint to the title, Kevin de Bruyne, a miss and voted in favour of the Egyptian instead, as their Player of the Year.
The Belgian has had an incredible season, helping the Citizens win both the League and the League Cup in a scintillation season for the Blue half of Manchester. So the task of having to outdo de Bruyne was a monumental one. Unfortunately for him though, everything that the Egyptian is doing is definitively monumental.
The leading goal-scorer in the Premier League at the moment is now 5 ahead of his nearest rival Harry Kane and is a heavy favourite to prevent the Englishman from completing a hattrick of Golden Boots in England.