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Steven Gerrard: 'Mohamed Salah best player in world right now'

Gerrard: 'Salah best in world right now'
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Steven Gerrard deems Mohamed Salah "the best player on the planet right now" following the Egyptian's display in Liverpool's 5-2 Champions League win over Roma.

Steven Gerrard has described Mohamed Salah as "the best player on the planet right now" following the Egyptian's display in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma at Anfield.

Salah scored twice and set up two as the Reds claimed an emphatic 5-2 win over the Giallorossi on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a superb debut season since his summer move from Roma, bagging 43 goals in just 47 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Gerrard, one of Liverpool's most revered players of all time, suggested that Salah could soon be in a league with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"It's difficult to compare him to your Ronaldo's and Messi's because they've done it for so long and consistently year in year out," Gerrard told BT Sport.

"But without a shadow of a doubt he's the best player on the planet right now.

"I'm running out of words really. Two exquisite finishes. The first one, the accuracy in terms of knocking the stanchion off.

"And the second one, the double run at first to kid Juan Jesus the left centre-back. And then to get in and sit the keeper down with the calmness."

Salah previously also played for El Mokawloon, Basel, Chelsea and Fiorentina.

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