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Thierry Henry faces more opposition after controversial Mohamed Salah comments


Thierry Henry reckons Mo Salah is the best player in the Premier League but the Arsenal legend believes Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski are ahead of the Egyptian on a wider scale

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Ian Rush has opposed Thierry Henry’s stance that Mohamed Salah is not the best player in the world right now.

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Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he feels that the Liverpool star is at the top of the tree on current form with 12 goals in 11 matches to start the season.

Henry reckons Salah is the best player in the Premier League but the Arsenal legend believes Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski are ahead of the Egyptian on a wider scale.

But Reds legend Rush insists there is nobody playing at a higher level than Salah at the minute.

When asked by CBS Sport if he considers Salah as the best player in the world, Henry said: “Not yet.

“Right now, he’s suffering a bit with Egypt. It’s not easy. But he’s not doing it there yet. But those goals are ridiculous. I love Salah. But he’s not yet the best.

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“Is he the best player right now in the Premier League? By a distance.

“But on current form are you still not putting Benzema in there with the way he is playing right now?

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“The assists that he has, the goals that he has, what he’s been doing for France at the Euros and the Nations League.

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed what he’s been doing. I’m just saying, it’s not that clear, for me.

“If you’ve watched Real Madrid since the beginning of the season if you’ve watched what he’s doing for France, it’s not that clear at all.

“If you talk about where he’s going right now and this is why for me Benzema is ahead, he’s been a complete player with goals and assists for a long time.

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“Mo Salah is becoming a good player, not only a great goalscorer.”

“The goals that he is scoring, at the moment, are very good. But how can you forget about Lewandowski? How can you forget about Benzema? How can you forget doing it at the national level also?”

Rush disagreed with the former Barcelona striker and reckons Salah is playing as good as Lionel Messi at his peak.

He told Gambling.com: “One of the reasons I fancy Liverpool on all fronts this season is because Mohamed Salah is in the form of his life. I would go as far as to say that he is playing even better now than he was in his first season at Liverpool, when he ended up with an unbelievable 44 goals in 52 games overall.

“He’s already got 12 goals in 11 games this term so he’s currently reaching those levels of consistency again. In fact, I agree with Jurgen Klopp – I think he’s the best player in world football right now. I can’t think of a more in-form player at the top level.

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“You look at the next generation coming through – the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland – they are fantastic but they’re not quite at Salah’s level just yet. I reckon Salah has taken inspiration from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and strived to take that next step up as an elite footballer.

“The goals he’s scored recently against Man City and Watford, plus the work he did leading to James Milner’s goal against Atletico, were top drawer. He actually reminds me of Messi in his pomp. Salah is now in the prime of his career and Liverpool can beat anyone with such a player on their books.

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“We all know there’s been a bit of background noise surrounding his contract talks but I’m not concerned at all by that and I fully expect Salah and the club to come to an agreement soon. He loves playing for these fans, he’s in the form of his life and Liverpool look capable of winning major honours again. There’s every reason to be positive about his future.”

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