Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is taking the Premier League by storm right now.
While the former Chelsea man has never really taken his foot off the accelerator since returning to English football in 2017, it feels as though the Egyptian really is a man on a mission this season.
Besides, there’s good reason to think that Salah is the best player in the world based on current form because his record of 11 Premier League goal contributions in just eight games is outrageous.
Salah shines in Watford win
And Salah’s 2021/22 omnipotence couldn’t have been clearer than in Liverpool‘s comfortable 5-0 win away to Watford on Saturday afternoon.
One glance of the scoresheet might lead you to think that Roberto Firmino was the star of the show, but although the Brazilian was undoubtedly excellent, make no mistake that Salah was the MVP.
Mo Salah WONDERGOAL! Watford vs Liverpool (Football Terrace)
Besides, although one goal and one assist at Vicarage Road might not blow your mind out of context, anyone who saw those two moments of magic will know just special Salah proved to be.
Not only did the Liverpool star whip an astonishing outside-of-the-foot pass to Firmino for him to score, but he also produced one of the greatest Premier League solo goals of the last ten years.
Salah’s dazzling highlights vs Watford
With superglue dribbling that reminded us of Lionel Messi, Salah managed to dazzle his way through Watford’s back-line like an escapologist before dropping Craig Cathcart with a fake shot.
Marry that to a ruthless finish past Ben Foster and 90 minutes of general football excellence for a superb performance that underlined Salah’s status as one of the best players in the world right now.
That’s all well and good, but don’t just take our word for it because the proof is in the pudding and you can check out Salah’s scintillating individual highlights from Watford 0-5 Liverpool down below:
GIVEMESPORT’s Kobe Tong says
It’s a tough call, but for me, Salah is the world’s best player on current form.
Maybe I’m leaning upon the crux of subjectivity too much, maybe I’m swept up in the emotion of it all, but there is nobody more box office in the sport than Liverpool’s star man at the moment.
There’s no denying that Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema are the next-best candidates because their combined total of 23 goals already this season is something to be applauded.
And while both those tallies might overwhelm Salah if we take the 2021/22 campaign in its entirety, you’d be hard pressed to look past the 29-year-old’s current hot streak of eight consecutive games with a goal.
The Liverpool star boasts a menacing nine goals and two assists in that timeframe compared to the seven and six strikes of Benzema and Lewandowski over the same period.
Is that splitting hairs? Most probably, but even if you rip up the stats book and laugh my data out of the room, just ask yourself for a moment which of those players you’d pay the most to see live right now…
On the back of his solo goals against Manchester City and Watford, Salah can take my money in an instant.