Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the ‘most deserving’ for the title of the best in the world but lacks the recognition internationally to get it.

That’s according to Marca journalist Nacho Gonzalez, who says it’s hard for the Egyptian to get himself into the conversation.

Salah has been in sensational form for Liverpool at the beginning of this season, with ten goals in ten games in all competitions so far.

He’s already scored in all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season, with Burnley the only side to keep him out so far, and scored against AC Milan and Porto in the Champions League.

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Aside from the number of goals, it is the quality he is currently showing, with world-class strikes against Manchester City and Watford putting him at the top of the list for many.

For many fans and pundits alike, Salah is currently the best player in the world, an argument that is supported by his goalscoring numbers this season and the fact he has 135 goals and 51 assists in 213 games for Liverpool, so far.

Despite that, the Egyptian star is never really discussed as being part of the Ballon d’Or favourites, and Gonzalez thinks he knows why.

“I don’t know if he’s the best in the world, but I do have the feeling that he’s the most deserving,” he told Marca.

“At the same time, it’s hardest for him to get into the conversation of the best in the world.

“It’s always a little bit of an underestimation, which is not the case at Liverpool or in the Premier League, but maybe it’s a little bit more difficult for him at the international level.

“What I like about him is that he has an overwhelming personality; he always tries and is very confident in what he can do.

“At first, I thought he was a tight left-footed player, but he has a lot of other skills with the other foot.”