Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has identified Liverpool duo, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, among the world’s best players.
Salah and Mane have had a terrific campaign with Liverpool, individually as well as collectively, and are among the favourites for this year’s Ballon d’Or too.
The Egyptian has scored 31 goals and made 16 assists from 50 games in all competitions in the 2021-22 season, while Mane has netted 23 goals and registered five assists from as many games.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Mendy said (via Liverpool Echo): “When you see African players, people like Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who really play at the highest possible level, then we talk about the best world players not just the best African players.”
He added: “I think this is what we need to focus on. They are true examples, and role models and give hope to young people, making them desire to work and exceed the limits to achieve one goal. This is how football has impacted on a social level in all countries around the world.”