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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has praised Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the impact they are currently having not just in English football but across the world.
The Reds’ wide forwards are operating at the top level and have for a number of seasons. Constantly being placed among the world’s greatest players, Salah and Mendy are setting the standard and reaching finals not just domestically but internationally.
The pair faced each other in the African Cup of Nations final earlier this year as Mane’s Senegal beat Salah’s Egypt on penalties – with the former scoring the winning spot-kick.
Mendy was in goal for Senegal and has seen first-hand just how difficult Salah is to stop. He was also in goal for Chelsea when they lost this season’s Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals to Liverpool on penalties, although he did save from Mane in the latter.
And Mendy has hailed the Reds duo’s contribution to football, saying it’s great for African football to have two players who are ‘true examples, role models and give hope to young people’ across the world.
“When you see African players, people like Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who really play at the highest possible level, then we talk about the best world players not just the best African players,” said the 30-year-old speaking at the World Economic Forum transcribed by Read more – Liverpool FC