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It was a special moment from a special player, and the football community waxed lyrically about his effort, including O'Hara, who has not held back in his praise.
"He's the best player in the world, for me, if you are looking at a player who is playing at the peak of his powers," the former Spurs midfielder told talkSPORT Breakfast.
"I can't look at anyone and say they are doing better than Mo Salah. Not only is he doing it in the Premier League, which is the best league in the world, but he's doing it in big games.
"That performance against Man City was outstanding. The individual brilliance, especially for his goal.
"He used his pace and skill for Mane's goal, but his goal was outstanding. He used all his attributes in one moment. Strength, quick feet, pace, power skill and then the finish with his weaker foot showed how good he was.
"This is a big statement... I think he's the closest thing to Lionel Messi we've seen, without being Lionel Messi.
"Since Messi's prime, if you are looking at another player who has come close in terms of player like Messi I would say Mo Salah."
:earth_africa: "Salah is the best player in the world."- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 4, 2021
:flag_eg: "I can't look at anyone and think they're doing better than Mo Salah right now!"
:eyes: "It's a big statement but I think he's the closest thing to Lionel Messi I have seen!"
Jamie O'Hara compares Salah to Messi! :flag_ar: pic.twitter.com/Y8tQATwgE7
"Only the best players in the world score goals like this," he said. "It was the first touch, the first challenge he wins, the going there and putting it on his right foot and finishing the situation off like he did. Absolutely exceptional," said Klopp.
"Because this club never forgets anything, people will talk about this goal for a long, long time, in 50, 60 years, when they remember this game.
"If Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo score that goal then the world says yes because it's world class. He is one of the best players in the world, that's how it is."
Do you think Salah is the best player in world football? If not, who is?
:tv: Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah:- Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 3, 2021
"Mo's goal was absolutely exceptional. We will talk about that for a long time." :red_circle: pic.twitter.com/U2IqlhJSZ3
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