Liverpool: Chelcee Grimes says Mo Salah is "best player in the world"

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Right now, Liverpool fans have a lot to be excited about — a world class squad, a successful manager, and after an exhilarating Carabao Cup final, another trophy for the cabinet.

Among the millions of Reds enjoying Jordan Henderson’s famous lift was Chelcee Grimes — footballer, singer-songwriter, television presenter, and most of all a diehard Liverpool fan.

Grimes has also worked with the club to host the hit social media series ‘Bezzies’, and she recently sat down with GiveMeSport Women to discuss her infinite love for the Reds and her role as a woman working in football.

Like most Liverpool supporters, Grimes grew up idolising the likes of Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish, and identified Virgil van Dijk as the player she most enjoys watching.

Indeed, the Dutchman dominated the backline in the Carabao Cup final, and came away with the Alan Hardaker Trophy for his Man of the Match performance, as well as his winners’ medal.

The stalemate against Chelsea went all the way to penalties, which ended 11-10 in favour of the Reds after substitute goalkeeper Kept Arrizabalaga sent his spot-kick soaring over the crossbar.

Grimes also took the time to pay homage to Mohamed Salah — the Egyptian talisman who has rapidly established himself in conversation as one of the world’s best.

He [Salah] is 100 percent the best player in the world.

The prolific winger has scored a total of 152 goals since joining the Reds in 2017 and is now the club’s ninth all-time top scorer. His market value has skyrocketed since making his Anfield debut and he is now worth a reported £90 million.

Salah also holds the record for most goals scored in a Premier League season with 32.

Living the dream

As well as hosting ‘Bezzies’ — the hit show that tests Liverpool players’ friendships — Grimes has featured on ‘Kickin’ Back’, where she finds out more about the women’s players both on and off the pitch.

Grimes is a very well-known face for Liverpool fans and in sport in general, having also co-hosted BBC’s MOTDx. She spoke of how important it is to show how the sky can be the limit for women, not just men, in the sporting industry.

“I just try to do the best job I possibly can, whether it’s in front of men, women, people older than me, people younger than me,” she explained.

“For me to have a show now with Liverpool men as well as the women’s team — I wanted to make sure I didn’t go and just do the guys and chase the money or whatever.

“For me, to be a fan of Liverpool it’s to be a fan of the girls and the guys. It’s just the dream.”

Grimes went on to discuss the importance of showcasing how women can work and flourish in sport.

“It’s so important to get the next generation to look at us and say ‘alright, they’re doing it, so maybe I can too’, and I think that’s just beautiful.”

The 29-year-old currently plays for Merseyrail Ladies, having enjoyed stints with Everton, Spurs, and Tranmere Rovers in the past.

Grimes has also appeared on Soccer Aid — she made her debut in 2020 and returned to the action again in 2021, where she helped the World XI clinch the win alongside the likes of Roberto Carlos and Patrice Evra.

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