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"A different level" - Gary Neville names the "unbelievable" player Liverpool can't afford to lose right now

Chris Byfield

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"A different level" - Gary Neville names the "unbelievable" player Liverpool can't afford to lose right now

Gary Neville insisted Liverpool Mohamed Salah was on a “different level” to all other Liverpool players.

The Egyptian dazzled in Liverpool’s crucial 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Salah’s sharp touch and finish into the bottom corner put the Reds ahead, while the 30-year-old added a second later in the first half by capitalising on Eric Dier’s defensive laps in concentration.

Liverpool have had a torrid start to the season - despite the crucial weekend victory they sit in eighth in the Premier League, seven points from the Champions League spots and some 15 points from table toppers Arsenal.

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While Salah has been among the Reds stars that have underperformed this term, in recent weeks he has relocated his scoring touch.

The Egyptian has now netted six times in the Premier League and bagged a further seven goals in the Champions League.

Salah's Liverpool’s best player

Neville lauded Salah for his sparkling form since a quick-fire hat-trick against Rangers in the Champions League.

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The former Man Utd star added that the 30-year-old was on a “different level” from his Liverpool teammates.

Neville told the Overlap: “It was a positive that Salah is back to his best. I think the game I saw first where I thought ‘he’s back’ was the Man City game.

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“He was a different level [to everyone else]. I thought yesterday, the stark thing about Liverpool was that in the past three, four, five years, Salah’s been class but he’s not stood out above all the rest of them.

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“He’s been one of many great performers. At the moment when he plays, he looks on a different level from the rest of his teammates.

“Now his teammates are good, don’t get me wrong, but it is a little bit of a worry for Liverpool because he does look like an unbelievable player out there at the moment. By far the best player on the pitch.”

Klopp stands by Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the Reds forward after his weekend brace and backed Salah to overtake club legends in the scoring charts.

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Salah has netted 170 times for the Reds since signing from Roma in 2017, which leaves him eighth in the club’s all-time scoring charts - two behind Kenny Dalglish.

On Salah, Klopp told the BBC: “Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler, they probably had times where they didn’t score.

“Mo will not stop, he is in the top eight scorers for Liverpool and he will not stop.

“When you look at Mo’s stats, goals and assists, it’s insane.

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“For us, he is always important and he proved that today with two massive goals.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Gary Neville

Chris Byfield
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