Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he believes Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah needs to win the Africa Cup of Nations to help his cause for the Ballon d’Or this season.
Salah, who has been an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s team over the last two seasons, bagged the Premier League Golden Boot twice as well as the EPL Player of the Year award last season.
With his penalty and a late strike from substitute, Divock Origi, proving vital as Liverpool won their sixth Champions League title last Saturday, many feel Salah has a healthy chance of landing the top individual prize.
And Mourinho, who once managed Salah, the fifth different African player to score in a Champions League or European Cup final believes it is possible. But he added that the Egyptian sensation must win the 2019 Afcon to be considered as for the individual gong.
“Salah has to win the African Cup of Nations if he wants to compete for the Ballon d’Or,” told beIN Sports, adding: “The tournament is taking place in Egypt, which makes it a demand that has to be achieved.”
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