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Mo Salah was every soccer fan’s dream last season, scoring 33 goals in 32 matches in what eventually turned out to be a magnificent Premier League campaign for the Liverpool star. But his promise will be put to the test when his club take on Mohamed Salah’s newly acquired side Roma on Thursday. If Salah can get a goal — his first for Roma — it’ll see the Egyptian cap off what is without a doubt a memorable first season in the Italian capital. His contribution to Liverpool last year saw him rewarded with a new deal by the Anfield club, making him the highest paid player in the club’s history. And it’s because of those accomplishments and the admiration he got from other players that the punditry world looks more favorably on Salah than he does himself. Scroll down to hear from them.

You know that the exchange about this exchange between Salah and Pjanic was actually started by Mo — but it is actually Mo who gets to say it. FYI. — Joe Gould (@Joe_Gould) January 29, 2015

Gianluigi Buffon: Salah was a monster in England. — Football One (@Footbald) May 22, 2016

Buffon on Salah: “I thought he was a monster in England” — The Balance (@BalanceEMedia) October 12, 2016

Kevin Kilbane: Salah’s improved so much since January and March. Mo Salah to the future. — Ben Preiss (@benpreiss) October 12, 2016

Steve Nicol: I don’t know what the problem is with Salah. I know he’s not as consistent as Messi and Ronaldo but he’s so talented and smart and – yes – small and physical. — Cathal Claydon (@CathalC) October 11, 2016

Jurgen Klopp on Salah: “We always knew he could be the best player in the world one day. I think he’s there already” — Andy King (@KingWelsh) October 11, 2016

Shami Khedira: He showed good quality on set-pieces last season. I hope he can improve this season. He has the potential to do so. — The Balance (@BalanceEMedia) October 12, 2016

Tweet-storm: Samed Yesil: he’s no Ivan Rakitic, but he was that good last season… I wish for [defender] Joel Matip to stay at Klopp’s side… — The Balance (@BalanceEMedia) October 10, 2016

Gary Neville: On Salah I have no concerns as a manager but at individual position I’m a little concerned. I don’t think he’s the best player in the world — Football One (@Footbald) May 22, 2016

Goalkeeper: Salah is an exceptional talent. He has improved throughout the season. He’s not the best in the world, but he is the best in the Premier League, I’d say. — The Balance (@BalanceEMedia) October 12, 2016

Captain: For a lot of their games, Salah’s failure to score could be seen as a negative. When Jurgen Klopp was doing soundbites at the post-match press conference in Rome, he didn’t even mention Salah — The Balance (@BalanceEMedia) October 12, 2016

Minute-by-minute reporter: After all the best and brightest players like Messi, Ronaldo and Ronaldo… Salah? Mo Salah is just a young Nigerian midfielder? #Unbelievable — David Groves (@GrovesDavid) October 12, 2016

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