Former Egpyt international striker Mido has hailed Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah as the “the best player in the history of Egyptian football” and backed him to “jump to the next level” with Real Madrid.
The former Ajax, Spurs and Middlesbrough forward has been vocal about his compatriot on a number of occasions this season – and his latest words will not go down entirely well with Liverpool fans.
“Real Madrid want him, and we have all seen the poor performances of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema with the 4-4-2.” he told King Fut.
“I was afraid that Salah might fail at Liverpool, but I think he is ready to jump to the next level.
“Real Madrid would be able to use his strengths.” he continued.
Salah has been a revelation at Anfield since signing from Italian club Roma last season and that has seen his stock rise even more in his homeland – something Mido has not failed to notice.
“I know many people will disagree with this, but in my opinion, Mohamed Salah is the best player in the history of Egyptian football.” he said.
“Salah’s mentality is much better than mine. When I was young I did not get any advice, and this would come to hurt me later on.
“We could see how strong he was mentally with the way he handled himself when he didn’t play at Chelsea.” he finished.