Salah responds to Ballon d’Or controversy after sensational performance against Everton

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah refused to comment on his seventh place in the Ballon d’Or vote, although he admitted he hopes to finish the season higher next year.

Salah’s seventh place was controversial given that the Egyptian striker scored 31 goals for Liverpool in 2020-21 while already providing 19 goals and 8 assists in just 19 games this season.

Salah has been widely hailed as one of the best players in the world, and has refused to criticize those responsible for his seventh place finish although he said he expects to move forward better.

What was said?

When asked before Amazon And about his feelings about the vote, Salah replied: “I have no comment,” before saying that he “hope” he will finish at a higher level next year.

Salah scored Liverpool’s second and third goals in a 4-1 victory over rivals Everton on Wednesday, while second place came as a result of a mistake by Seamus Coleman.

“The message from the coach was that they will play with physical strength and will go 100% on every ball; we just had to play our game and try to create chances, which we did,” Salah said.

“I was expecting it [Coleman] To make a mistake which he did. It was a difficult match when it was 2-1 but the result became much better at 3-1.”

With 19 goals already this season, including 13 in the Premier League, Salah believes this is just the beginning of what could be a big year at Liverpool.

“I hope it will be more,” he said when asked how many goals he plans to score this season. My first goal is to win something at the club: the league, the Champions League, and hopefully both. “

What after Salah?

With Wednesday’s win, Liverpool maintained their third place in the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester City maintaining the first and second positions with their wins.

Liverpool’s next visit will be to Wolverhampton on Saturday before the Reds travel to Italy to face Milan in their last Champions League group stage match, having already qualified as the group winner.

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