Mohamed Salah didn’t attempt to hide his disappointment at missing out on a third consecutive Premier League Golden Boot last season.
He was comforted by the consolation of the Premier League title but you could see how desperate the Egyptian was to score in the final few matches of the campaign.
In the end, he finished four goals behind Jamie Vardy after the Liverpool star notched 19 goals.
But it seems he’s desperate to win that Golden Boot back during the 2020/21 campaign.
In Liverpool’s opening match against Leeds, Salah grabbed a hat-trick and is already leading the way in the goalscoring charts. He’s now scored 97 goals in 154 appearances since joining the club.
“I think Salah will end up going above Mane, not because Mane’s not a great player, he is a great player as Rooney was, but the reason players [like Salah or Ronaldo] are different is that they have something up here which means that they go home at night and being the best player in the world rocks their world, whereas a Rooney or a Mane, they feel that the team’s got to win, I’ve got to give my all, I’ll fight for my team-mates. Salah doesn’t do that.”
“[Kylian] Mbappe, he’s fantastic. Neymar, he’s a bit up and down a bit… Where is the best player in the world going to be in the next couple of years?” Neville asked.
“Salah is not far away from it anyway, but to me on Saturday he looked like an absolutely different level.”