Liverpool star Mohamed Salah had nothing to say about how he finished in this year's Ballon d'Or rankings.
Since arriving at Anfield from AS Roma in 2017, Mohamed Salah has constantly been one of Liverpool‘s most reliable goal scorers. This year is no different as the Egyptian striker finished the 2020-21 season with a remarkable tally of 31 goals.
However, it seems that it wasn't enough for him to earn his first Ballon d'Or award, having wound up at the seventh spot in the final rankings.
When quizzed about his thoughts on the way it played out, Salah started to laugh and shook his head before admitting outright that he has nothing to say about it. However, he hopes he could make it past seventh in the future.
“I have no comment,” Salah said via Football For All. “Hopefully [higher next time], you never know.”
Salah's mentor and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, couldn’t quite believe how this year's Ballon d'Or rankings went down.
According to Klopp, he was “surprised” that Salah's rating was way below than he expected. The German coach is certain his marksman deserves to get a better ranking than that but he is also well aware that there's nothing he can do about how “journalists” see it.
“I was surprised about his position,” Klopp said of Salah's Ballon d'Or ranking via The Mirror. “Journalists vote for the Ballon d'Or so…if you think he should be higher up, you should convince your colleagues!”
“Mo [Salah] should have been higher up, definitely,” he pointed out.