Jamie Carragher admitted that he changed his mind in the debate between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, which continues to divide Anfield believers.
After previously supporting Mane as the Reds’ main attacker, the club legend says he’s now firmly in the Salah camp after scoring 100 Premier League goals – but where does the Egyptian king stand in terms of the best players in the world League since his arrival? ?
Salah and Mane have formed an impressive partnership ahead of time, but Liverpool fans continue to argue over who is more important
Mane and Salah created one of the most iconic threesomes in football alongside Roberto Firmino, but for the past year and a half, Salah has been the only member of the trio to maintain its level.
The Reds eventually secured Champions League football in a painful season last time around, with Mane and Firmino far below their normal levels when Liverpool’s title defense collapsed.
One constant, however, has been Salah, who has been Liverpool’s top goalscorer every season since joining the club in 2017.
Carragher and Gary Neville discussed Mane and Salah during Monday Night Football at Sky Sports, with Neville pushing his coworkers to see who his favorite player was.
Neville began, “A couple of years ago we had a debate between Mane or Salah, and I’ve been saying Salah to myself all day, but you said Mane. Would you change that now? “
“Yes,” replied Carragher. “What I mean by that is that you have your favorite player, don’t you?
“Salah has always scored more goals than Mane, he was always the goal scorer …”
Carragher believes Salah Mane is now releasing as Liverpool’s best player
“You changed your mind now, haven’t you,” Neville ripped. “You changed your mind.”
Carragher admitted, “Yeah, OK, I’ve changed my mind.
“Salah deserves to be one of the highest paid players in the league because he’s one of the best players in the league.
“Hopefully it gets sorted because it thinks he has three or four years left.”
Salah was the league’s top scorer and Golden Shoe winner in two of his four seasons with Liverpool, helping them win their first title in 30 years.
But where does he stand in terms of the best players in the Premier League since signing from Roma in 2017? talkSPORT decides …
5. N’Golo Kante
Although Kante hasn’t won a league title since 2017/18, his back-to-back championships with Leicester and Chelsea are enough to get him on any list.
The Frenchman has become world champion and Champions League winner in recent years and although no trophies followed in the league, he continues to dominate as one of the best midfielders in the world.
And Kante is no longer just world class, it may be historic and is currently in the race for the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
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Edge always knows where the ball is and what to do with it
4. Harry Kane
After Salah in second place since 2017/18 with 88 goals, Harry Kane could hardly have done more for Tottenham before he wanted to force a £ 150m move to Manchester City this summer.
Kane started out purely as a goalscorer but has evolved into much more, as evidenced by his 14 assists last season.
It’s easy to see why a manager as picky as Pep Guardiola was reportedly happy to break the league transfer record to sign Kane, who would surely only get better numbers with a title challenger. Unfortunately for Pep, City refused to pay and he stayed with Spurs.
Kane has put a lot of pressure on himself with a failed City move but he continues to score
3. Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool fans will still thank Philippe Coutinho for his record exit that enabled the purchase of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, the latter being one of the most transformative players the league has ever seen.
The Dutch captain was key to making Jurgen Klopp’s side the Premier League and Champions League winners as his absence last season broke the Reds.
Back on the line-up this season, Liverpool have conceded just one goal in their first four games and Van Dijk has once again shown the difference he can make.
Van Dijk was a defensive machine for Liverpool
2. Mohamed Salah
Salah has the most Premier League goals of any player since joining Liverpool at 98 and made his way to the 100-goal club at the weekend thanks to his two efforts during his brief Chelsea career.
The Egyptian also set the scoring record for a 38-game season in his debut season with 32 goals and is clearly one of the best players the league has ever seen.
Salah will likely need more titles and gold boots to cement that position in everyone’s eyes, but with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona no longer possible, he looks like he’s here to stay.
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Salah has done some incredible things in his four years at Liverpool
1. Kevin De Bruyne
With three league titles since 2017/18, it’s impossible not to have a Manchester City player at the top, with De Bruyne being the standout contender.
The Belgian god of assist is absolutely unplayable at his best and has provided 50 assists and 29 goals in the last four seasons.
De Bruyne alone decides games big and small, and with three titles he has earned in his four-year tenure at Etihad, his status is undeniable.
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De Bruyne has been the main player in City’s three title wins since 2017
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