Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has been heralded as the best player in the
Premier League but believes that honour should go to Chelsea’s Eden
There is no doubt Salah has enjoyed a sensational debut season at Anfield since
joining the Reds from AS Roma last summer as he’s fired them to a top four finish
and to a Champions League final.
The Salah stats from this season are incredible as he’s provided 43 goals and 16
assists in all competitions, with a record-breaking 32 of those goals coming in the
league to land him the Golden Boot.
The Egyptian international’s form is a world away from the performances we saw
from him during his time at Chelsea as Salah struggled to make any impact during
his short stint at Stamford Bridge before joining Roma.
After such an impressive campaign with Liverpool, Salah has won a number of
individual awards including the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Football of the
However, it doesn’t sound like Ander Herrera voted for Salah as the Manchester
United midfielder claims that Hazard is in fact the best player in the Premier League.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final, Herrera said on The Big Interview
with Graham Hunter.
“For me, Hazard is the best player in the league, in my opinion he’s the best player in the league, I’ve said that since my first day here.”
Even the most ardent Chelsea fan wouldn’t claim that Hazard should have won the PFA Player of the Year this season. He had another productive campaign with 16 goals and 13 assists but he wasn’t at his very best.
However, it’s not out of the question to argue that Hazard could still be considered as the best player in the division given he’s been consistently excellent for six years in this country.
Salah’s campaign has been a one-off but Hazard has won the PFA Player of the Year,
FWA Football of the Year and PFA Player of the Year during his time at Chelsea as
well as being named in four PFA Team of the Year’s.
On his day, Hazard is unplayable and it wasn’t too long ago that people were talking
about him in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, just as they are
with Salah today.
There is no doubt the Liverpool attacker has been excellent this season but I think he
needs to do it over several years, like Hazard has, before we can talk him up as being
a world beater, and it seems Herrera agrees.