Salah has enjoyed an excellent first campaign with Liverpool, with 44 goals being scored from 51 appearances, and the Egyptian international has played a key role in the English club's run to the Champions League final.
The 28-year-old told The Mirror: "I think that Mo Salah was very impressive. Maybe if Liverpool can win the Champions League title, he's a big candidate.
"The whole world is looking for a new Ballon d'Or winner. Leo Messi and Ronaldo are outstanding, but the performance of Salah this season was also outstanding. I think he has a great chance."
Salah and Ronaldo will go head to head when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening.