Bent claims ‘unplayable’ Liverpool star is the best player in the PL

Bent claims ‘unplayable’ Liverpool star is the best player in the PL

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Former Premier League striker Darren Bent believes Liverpool star Mo Salah is “unplayable” and he is currently the best player in the division.

Salah returned to the Premier League in 2017. He joined Liverpool from Roma for a fee worth around £43m.

His first spell in England was unsuccessful as he only played 19 times for Chelsea before he left permanently in 2016.

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Salah was a completely different player when he returned to the English top flight. He has netted 131 goals from his 210 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.

Over the past couple of years, he has shone as the Reds have won the Champions League and Premier League.

The forward has six goals and two assists from just seven outings this season. As cited by HITC, Bent has suggested that Salah is currently the best player in the Premier League:

“For me, yeah, 100%, I think he’s been superb again this season. He’s got five Premier League goals in his first six games, got a couple in the cups, as well.

“He just looks like he’s getting better and better, the pace, the energy. And if you look at the chances he’s missed, he could be on double that.

“Put it this way, he’d get in my all-time Premier League XI on the right-hand side. I rate him that highly. [Kevin] de Bruyne’s been very good, but Salah this season has been unplayable.”

Elsewhere, Jurgen Klopp has suggested that he does not have to be “concerned” about Liverpool’s defending:

“It’s really tricky to win a football game when you are not defending on your highest level and that’s what we didn’t do.

“The common opinion is it’s only about the last line but we had a problem in general with our defending. That’s why Brentford caused us problems and it wasn’t good.

“We have to improve in that department for sure but now is not the moment to be concerned.

“We spoke about it and we know we cannot do it like that. I think we have sorted it but we have to show it tomorrow.”

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