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Klopp admits surprise at Salah's low Ballon d'Or ranking

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jurgen Klopp was surprised by Mohamed Salah's ranking in the Ballon d'Or this year
Jurgen Klopp was surprised by Mohamed Salah's ranking in the Ballon d'Or this year / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he was surprised that his sides star player, Mohamed Salah finished seventh in the Ballon d'Or rankings on Monday, as the Egyptian should have definitely finished higher up in the standings.

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi won the award for the seventh time in his career, beating out competition from the likes of Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho - who finished second and third, respectively.

Salah for his part could only manage to come in seventh in the votes, behind another great player in Cristiano Ronaldo. This came as surprise to Klopp, considering that the striker has had a remarkable start to the 2021/22 season.

"I was surprised about his [Salah's] position. Journalists vote for the Ballon d'Or so… if you think he should be higher up, you should convince your colleagues! You can always give it to Lionel Messi for the career he's had, but if you don't give it to Robert Lewandowski this time, then he will never get it," he said at a press conference.

"And Mo should have been higher up, definitely."

The 29-year-old has established himself as arguably the best player in the world at the moment, scoring 17 goals in just 18 games in all competitions and the German believes that he will have more chances to win it in the future, should he continue to play in the same way.

"Salah will have opportunities in the years to come," Klopp concluded.