Can Salah Beat Messi and Ronaldo to the Ballon d’Or?

If there’s one footballer who has left his mark on this season, it’s Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian ace arrived at Anfiels last summer from Italian side AS Roma and he has been in sensational form since. He won the Premier League Gpldwn Boot, the PFA Player of The Year Award and is definitely in the running for the Ballon d’Or.

Don’t think so? Take a look at the facts — Salah has completely transformed the Reds and has surprisingly led them to the Champions League final against Real Madrid. His impact has been huge, and with the transfer “weighing” only £42m, he’s been the best bargain of the season.

Still it remains to be seen if Salah can end the dominance of Madrid man Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who have dominated the award in the past decade. If you ask us, Mohamed Salah deserves it. In fact, the Egyptian’s chances went up as soon as he got the PFA Player of The Year award. If you’re feeling lucky, you can bet on Mo Salah’s chances for the Ballon d’Or on betting sites such as Novibet Sports Betting.

The Case For Salah

The only two players worth talking about in the past decade when it comes to the Ballon d’Or have been Messi and Ronaldo. Sure, there were other players that fully deserved it like Barca legend Xavi, Juventus ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, but considering the magic those two produce every week, it was impossible to look past them for the award.

After arriving at Liverpool from Roma, Salah has been in impeccable form, finding the goal and his teammates almost every game. Many experts agree that Salah should get the nod over Messi and Ronaldo for this year’s best player. He’s arguably already at their level and could very well get better. The only thing that’s missing is a title – if the Reds won the Premier League crown, he would’ve definitely been a shoe in for it.

If you ask us, the Ballon d’Or should go to the player who led his team to incredible feats. This is just what Salah did – he led Liverpool to two impressive victories over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final when no one gave them a chance, booking a semi-final spot against Roma, Salah’s former club. The Egyptian led Liverpool to a 5-2 victory in the first leg, scoring two goals that put the tie out of their reach despite a second leg fightback at the Stadio Olympico.

Although they weren’t as impressive in the Premier League, Liverpool still fought bravely and Salah gave it his all. They thrashed Arsenal 4-0 and defeated title favorites Manchester City 4-3 with Salah being the driving force behind Klopp’ side.

Will Someone Stop Messi And Ronaldo?

It’s a tough call. Mo Salah definitely deserves this award and who knows when we’ll see such an impressive season from an underdog again. Salah’s impressive season must be recognized and we think that now’s the time to break the spell the La Liga duo put on the Ballon d’Or a decade ago.

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