Steven Gerrard has hailed Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as the best player on the planet after another devastating performance against Roma in the Champions League.
The Egyptian struck twice in the first half of Liverpools thumping 5-2 victory over Roma, first breaking the deadlock with a stunning effort that kissed the bar on the way in before dinking goalkeeper Alisson just before the break.
He then turned provided, terrorising the Roma defence to set up both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino for tap-ins.
Salahs brace means he has now scored more goals than any other player in Europes top five leagues this season across all competitions.
The former Roma man has netted a staggering 43 times this season – one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and three more than Lionel Messi – and Gerard believes Salah is now playing at a level above the legendary duo.
The former Liverpool skipper told BT Sport: Hes in the form of his life.
Its difficult to compare him to your Ronaldos and Messis because theyve done it for so long and theyve been consistent year in, year out.
But, without a shadow of a doubt, hes the best player on the planet right now.
"Without a shadow of a doubt, he's the best player on the planet right now."
Steven Gerrard on Mo Salah
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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 24, 2018
Salahs double against Roma also takes his Champions League tally this season to nine goals, making him the most prolific Premier League player in Europe since Ruud van Nistelrooy.
He was named PFA Player of the Year on Sunday just a day after equalling the record for most goals in a single Premier League campaign in a 38-game season, and can break it on Saturday against Stoke.
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