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Fernando Torres: Mo Salah is the best in the world

Torres is now a youth coach at Atlético Madrid and the former Spain international is a huge admirer of Liverpool’s front three.

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Fernando Torres: Mo Salah is the best in the world
OLI SCARFF AFP

Mohamed Salah has been in outstanding during the opening months of the season, scoring 15 goals and providing six assists in just 14 matches across the Premier League and Champions League.

"One hundred per cent. I think not only this year, the last two or three seasons have been amazing," Fernando Torres replied, when asked by Liverpoolfc.com if Salah is the world’s finest at present.

"You’re always talking about individual trophies for players when they win trophies at the same time, but I think he has been one of the best two or three players in the world in the past five or six years. It’s amazing, the consistency.

"You can see he breaks all the records and keeps scoring goals. We chat sometimes and I’m really happy for him because I saw him when he came to England – it was difficult at the beginning but he is a great guy and a great player and he is showing the world."

Torres managing Atlético youth side

Torres is now a youth coach at Atlético Madrid and the former Spain international is a huge admirer of Liverpool’s front three.

"I really enjoyed watching the games when Mane, Firmino and Salah were up front and was enjoying them score," he continued.

"Mo was my teammate at Chelsea and it was difficult for him at the beginning. I’m so happy to see him at the top of the world right now, scoring for fun and being one of the most important players in the world in the last few years.

"Diogo Jota was really young when he came to Atlético. We shared a pre-season together and it’s really nice to see how he is improving and being a really important player, starting for Liverpool many times and scoring goals.

"You can see when the team is working – and as a team it’s working – all the players get better. So, as a striker, I’m really enjoying watching these three or four players attacking, scoring goals and creating chances. It’s really exciting."