'Probably the best in Europe' – Ian Wright hails 'underrated' Premier League ace
Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Liverpool star Mohamed Salah still doesn’t get the credit he deserves and is ‘probably the best in Europe’ on current form.
Salah, 29, has already racked up nine goals in an outstanding start to the season with Liverpool, failing to find the net in just one of his opening nine appearances.
The forward’s solo wonder strike in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City sent Anfield into raptures and his goalscoring exploits helped the club rise to second in the Premier League table heading into the international break.
There is renewed hope on Merseyside that Salah could make Liverpool a genuine force again this year, with the title race seemingly wide open, and Wright is convinced the Egyptian has returned to his frightening best.
Asked whether Salah is the best player in Europe on current form, the ex-Arsenal and England striker told Optus Sport: ‘Probably at the moment with his form you could put him up there.
‘I’m trying to think of who else is playing as good as he is right now and it’s very hard for it to jump out at you because he is playing so well.
‘When Liverpool signed Salah I was thinking, “Mo Salah?! Interesting!”, but the season he had you’re thinking: “My gosh!”
‘He seems to me to have got back to that form at this stage. For me at the moment he probably is in the best form of his career and he’s probably the best in Europe at the moment.’
Wright feels the superhuman feats of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have skewed expectations when it comes to modern day attacking players.
‘We’ve been through an era of watching Messi and Ronaldo doing unbelievable things, superhero things, on a football pitch,’ he added.
‘I think he is underrated because what he does on a regular basis, people are comparing it up to Ronaldo and Messi because we’re seeing them do stuff. But what he’s doing is unbelievable stuff as well.
‘He’s doing it continuously, he’s doing it consistently and he is a little bit underrated because of those two guys there and are still there now.
‘And so anybody that’s coming after them, it’s always going to be like, “Yeah, but we’ve seen some unbelievable stuff from those guys!”
‘We’re seeing some unbelievable stuff from Salah but we’re not giving him the credit simply because there’s other people who we’ve seen do unbelievable stuff. He should get the credit.’
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