Mohamed Salah's perfect answer when Jamie Carragher asked him about the Ballon d'Or

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Breathe it in Liverpool fans, you've reached the Champions League final.

In a topsy-turvy game at the Stadio Olympic on Wednesday night, Liverpool scraped their way into the May final in the highest scoring semi-final in the competition's history. In the end, two away goals from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to tip the aggregate score in their favour.

A James Milner own goal, an Edin Dzeko strike and Radja Nainggolan's late brace were not enough for another dramatic AS Roma comeback.

As a result, it's all steam ahead for a dramatic final with Real Madrid in Kiev.

If Liverpool are to secure their sixth European title, they'll need talisman Mohamed Salah to be at the peak of his powers with Los Blancos eyeing a third consecutive victory.

Salah linked with the Ballon d'Or

Although Salah wasn't on the scoresheet in 'The Eternal City,' he caused his former employers problems all night and extended his brilliant recent form.

In fact, the Egyptian has been so impressive this season that the Ballon d'Or has even been touted.

Whether or not Salah will be able to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the remaining eight months is unknown but winning the Champions League would do his chances the world of good.

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Carragher asks Salah about Ballon d'Or

And Jamie Carragher, reporting live after the game, couldn't resist asking Salah about the Ballon d'Or.

The exchange that followed, was brilliant.

Carragher opened: "You've won the two individual awards, but the Champions League is bigger than anything. It can take this team and you onto another level, maybe the Ballon d'Or? Fancy that?"

Salah swiftly responded: "Remember, I haven't scored for two games now!"

To that, Carragher joked: "Maybe you'll get dropped for the final!"

Salah continued: "I just keep some goals for the final! You know, I will try my best always to help the rest of the team to win games in the Premier League, Champions League.

"We've had a great season now and we have to think about the next two games in the Premier League, then the Champions League."

Check out the exchange below (skip to 7:56):

Brilliant stuff from Salah.

Not only is he a brilliant footballer but an incredibly likeable and humble person, too.

The 25-year-old is involved in charity work in Egypt, thoroughly respects his former clubs and does everything in his power for Liverpool.

Simply put, there's nothing to dislike about the guy and who knows, maybe a Ballon d'Or will be his reward.

Do you think Mohamed Salah deserves the Ballon d'Or this year? Have your say in the comments section below.

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