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Steven Gerrard dropped his honest opinion about Mohamed Salah after Roma match

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Liverpool fans will remember and talk about what Mohamed Salah has achieved this season for many years to come.

Not even the most optimistic Liverpool supporter could have envisaged Salah scoring over 40 goals in his debut season at Anfield.

But the Egyptian forward, who Liverpool signed for just £34 million last summer, took his tally to an astonishing 43 goals for the season with his brace against his former employers AS Roma on Tuesday evening.

Salah scored two magnificent goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half and then provided two assists for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino early in the second.

Firmino then made it 5-0 in the 69th minute before Roma pulled two away goals back through Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti in the closing stages.

Despite conceding two late goals, this was still a magnificent team performance from Liverpool, who now have one foot in the Champions League final.

One goal in Rome next Wednesday night should - should - be enough to guarantee their place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on May 26.

People disagree with Gerrard's comment about Salah

Most of the talk after the match, though, was understandably about Salah following his match-winning performance.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard raised eyebrows with a comment he made about the Egypt international on BT Sport in the aftermath of the match. Check it out…

“He’s in the form of his life,” Gerrard said. “It’s difficult to compare him to your Ronaldos and Messis because they’ve done it so long and they’ve been consistent, year in year out, but without a shadow of a doubt he’s the best player on the planet right now.”

Yep, Gerrard firmly believes that Salah is the best player on the planet at this moment in time. Needless to say, though, many football fans completely disagree and have taken to social media to express their disbelief.

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Jurgen Klopp doesn't quite agree with Gerrard

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked whether Salah is currently the best player in the world and he didn’t quite agree with Gerrard.

"That's it, what a player. If you think he's the best in the world, write it or say it,” the German coach was quoted as saying by Neil Jones of Goal. “He's in outstanding, world class shape, 100%. To be the best in the world you have to do it over a longer period, I think."

And that’s precisely what both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the winners of every Ballon d’Or award since 2008, have done.

In order to truly reach their level, Salah will need to prove his world-class talent in every season for the next decade.

Although he might not be the best player in the world, he’s probably the most in-form player on the planet right now.

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