“Come on, who is better than him?” Klopp questioned back in October. “We don’t have to talk about what Messi and Ronaldo have done for world football and their dominance but, right now, he is the best.
“His performance [in a 5-0 thumping of Watford] was massive. The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special. He is top, we all see it. He’s the best, I feel, every day.”
Despite his latest achievement, Salah couldn’t inspire his side to all three points at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in what could be his last Liverpool appearance for up to a month.
The Egyptian captain is jetting off to Cameroon for the upcoming African Cup of Nations, with the tournament’s curtain-raiser taking place on Sunday 9 January, despite Covid-19 concerns.