- Mohamed Salah was the fourth highest ranked Premier League player at the Ballon d’Or
- But he put that disappointment aside and led Liverpool to victory at Everton
- His brace means he has scored 19 goals so far this season
- But Egypt declined to attend questions about the prize in Paris this week
When Mohamed Salah was asked about his seventh-place finish at the Ballon d’Or, he saw the funny side of things after bursting into laughter.
Liverpool was the fourth highest-ranked Premier League player in star award results – won for a record seventh time by Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi – in Paris on Monday, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea midfield duo Ann. Golo Kante and Jorginho.
But Egypt – whose deal at Anfield is set to expire in the summer of 2023 – brushed off that disappointment by scoring twice for the Reds in their 4-1 win at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.
Mohamed Salah laughs after being asked about seventh-place finish at Ballon d’Or
Egypt was questioned after scoring twice in Liverpool’s 4-1 win at Everton
The 29-year-old – who has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season – was in a cheery mood at Goodison Park, but his biggest laugh of the night probably came in his post-match interview.
When asked by an Amazon Prime Video reporter about his seventh-place finish at the Ballon d’Or, Salah burst out with a small laugh, shaking his head and continuing to do so, after which he said twice: ‘My Have no comments’.
When the reporter told Salah that he thought he would be higher next year if he continued to score at his current frantic pace, the Egypt international replied: ‘Ah hope we never know, thanks .’
Salah, 29, doubled the Reds’ lead in under 20 minutes at Goodison Park after a sharp counter
He then scored 19 goals in the same number of games after penalizing Seamus Coleman’s error.
However, Salah’s refusal to engage with the subject drew praise from former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who himself controversially denied the Ballon d’Or in 2003.
‘It (Salah’s Ballon d’Or comment) lets his football do the talking,’ the former Barcelona and France forward told Amazon Prime Video.
‘There is no point in talking that at the end of the day he will get what he deserves. It was a good day which was the most important thing.
But Salah shook his head twice about Ballon d’O results before saying ‘I have no comment’
Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi won the award for the seventh time in Paris on Monday
The Reds remain in third place despite their victories at Goodison Park, with Manchester City and leaders Chelsea also taking wins at Aston Villa and Watford respectively on Wednesday.
But Jurgen Klopp’s men were the most convincing winners of the three, with Salah netting from a quick counter ten minutes after skipper Henderson smashed home a delicious opener with his left foot.
Demarai Gray gave the Toffees hope by halving the deficit before half-time, but Salah restored the Reds’ two-goal lead in the second half after Salah capitalized on a Seamus Coleman mistake, before Jota finished fourth. did.
Whether he has any goals for the goals scored this season, Salah said: ‘My first goal is to win something with the club, the Champions League, the Premier League, hopefully both. That is the main goal for someone.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry praised Salah for not being bogged down by the question