Mohamed Salah’s Ballon d’Or snub explained as Liverpool “best they’ve ever been”


Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah finished in a lowly seventh place in this year’s Ballon d’Or, and Premier League legend Alan Shearer thinks he knows why

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Liverpool fans were stunned when Mohamed Salah only finished seventh in this year’s Ballon d’Or.

While much of the focus was on Robert Lewandowski being usurped by Lionel Messi as he claimed his seventh crown, Salah’s finishing spot stunned Anfield regulars.

But Alan Shearer believes he knows why Salah placed so low on the list, and has told the Egyptian his opinion on why.

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It comes as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has explained why Liverpool are the “best they’ve ever been”, declaring Jurgen Klopp’s side are even stronger now than when they won the Premier League title in 2019-20

Klopp meanwhile has been praised for his current balancing act, after seeing rivals Chelsea stall this week against West Ham and Zenit St Petersburg.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Liverpool headlines.

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Mohamed Salah had been tipped to rival Lionel Messi for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award

Chelsea woes show Klopp’s strengths

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have had a bit of a blip this week.

The weekend’s 3-2 loss to West Ham was followed up by a 3-3 draw with Zenit on Wednesday night, where the Blues boss named a side with eight changes from their previous game.

And the Champions League result shows just how good a job Jurgen Klopp is doing after he also made eight changes but managed to come away from the San Siro with a 2-1 comeback win on Tuesday.

The contrast in fortunes shows a key difference between the two managers as they head into the busy festive period.

Read the full story here.

Reds ‘best they’ve ever been’

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has explained why this Liverpool side are better than the side which romped to the Premier League title in 2020.

Jurgen Klopp’s team were briefly top of the league over the weekend after Chelsea lost to West Ham and with Man City taking part in the evening kick-off.

And it appears the Reds will be ready to take advantage should City slip-up in the title race, with Oxlade-Chamberlain saying the side is “better team than we have been” as he described his teammates as “relentless”.

Read the full story here.

Salah’s Ballon d’Or finish explained

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has told Mo Salah why he finished in seventh place in this year’s Ballon d’Or.

Salah has lit up the Premier League so far this season but finished in the lowly position when the end of the year award was handed out.

But despite that, Shearer says Salah is “the best in the world right now” as he explained the Ballon d’Or snub.

Read the full story here.

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