Salah is a genuine contender of the Ballon d’Or – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah is a genuine contender of the Ballon d’Or.

Salah enjoyed a stunning debut season at Anfield, scooping the Premier League Golden Boot en route to netting 44 goals in all competitions.

Ronaldo, who has shared five Ballons d’Or apiece with Messi since 2008, hopes the Egypt international will be fit to prove his class at the World Cup.

“Salah has been one of the revelations of the year,” Ronaldo told reporters.

“I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn’t keep him out.

“Many people talk about the battle for the Ballon d’Or between between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but there are other players who have a chance to enter the race. Salah is certainly one of them.”

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