MOHAMED SALAH is primed to go up another gear for Liverpool this season.
Salah’s stellar campaign for the Merseysiders saw him finish third behind Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo at the Fifa Best Awards in London.
And former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado, now assistant boss of the Egypt national side, predicted the Anfield ace is just at the beginning of his personal glory years.
Salgado said: “It’s very difficult to find a player who can change a game every day and that’s the kind of character you get with Salah.
“He has pace, which is so important in modern football. That’s why he’s different.
“And he’s really happy now playing for Liverpool, because of the style of football they play right now.
“He has found the right team and the right coach, I can see that Klopp is able to get the most out of him.”
Salgado added: “Mo is a contender for everything and is a guy who has more to show. You can feel when you train with him, that he is a different player.
“And he’s only 26. He is at the start of his peak. He can give more and be more important to Liverpool.
”Mo was unlucky last season because he could have won everything. The injury in the Champions League final was crucial for him and the team.
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“He wanted to enjoy the World Cup after Egypt had not been there for 28 years but he was not able to perform, not ready physically.”
The Fifa awards saw the end of the ten-year Ronaldo-Messi show.
Neither superstar travelled to London as Modric was crowned the first different winner of the award since the pair began splitting the trophy between them in 2008.
Modric, though, is 33 but Salgado suggested the new generation – including Salah – is now coming to take the strain.
He said: “The first thing is that you have to thank Messi and Ronaldo for everything they have done.
“It was crazy and it will be difficult to find two players of that quality able to generate that level of performance every year.
“We could see in the World Cup that young players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are going to come and give something extra on which we can focus. Those two stand out now for how they play.
“Salah already in there. I can’t talk about him as the future. He is 26. Mo will be there for three or four years, maybe.
“But what Mbappe did in the World Cup was unbelievable at 19. He is going to change the world of football with his pace.”