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Rivaldo declares Liverpool striker Salah as Ballon d'Or contender

Rivaldo has declared Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah as a Ballon d'Or contender.

A 30-man list for the 2021 award has confirmed Salah's name is in the hat, amongst 13 other Premier League nominees, for the award.

The 29-year-old has already scored six goals in seven appearances in the Premier League for the Reds after his brace in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

He also notched a double in the 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League, adding to his strike when the Reds beat AC Milan 3-2 in their group stage opener.

And 1999 Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo wrote for Betfair: “Liverpool's Egyptian forward is producing a fantastic start of season with impressive stats and a sensational goal against Manchester City last weekend.

“He's one of the best players in the world right now because his astonishing numbers in terms of goals and assists are obtained in the Premier League and Champions League, two of the most difficult competitions in the planet.

“When you are so good in demanding conditions, then of course you are a top player who deserves to be among the contenders for the Ballon d'Or this season."

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