Bayern Munich and Germany striker Thomas Muller has revealed who deserves the Ballon d’Or this year.
The Germany international forward has admitted that Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah deserves to be crowned the award.
The Egypt international attacker has been an outstanding player for the Reds since he moved to the Afield from AS Roma last summer.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and PSG’s Neymar have also enjoyed the excellent season with their clubs.
But Muller believes Salah is the best candidate for the 2018 Ballon d’Or after taking his side to the UEFA Champions League final.
Muller told The Mirror: “I think that Mo Salah was very impressive. Maybe if Liverpool can win the Champions League title, he’s a big candidate.”
“The whole world is looking for a new Ballon d’Or winner. Leo Messi and Ronaldo are outstanding, but the performance of Salah this season was also outstanding. I think he has a great chance.”
Salah has managed 44 goals and provided 14 assists in 51 appearances across all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Ronaldo and Salah will go head to head on Saturday as Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the Champions League final at NSC Olimpiyskiyin Kiev.