Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has said he used to motivate himself to maintain his goalscoring form.
Ahead of today’s Prem showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United at Old Trafford, Salah says he tells himself he’s the best in the world.
He declared: “It’s always the ambition to be the best player in the world. I don’t have to lie.
“It’s something that drives me to work really hard and just try to be the best version of myself.
“In my head, I’m the best player all the time.
“I’m trying to have that confidence in my head. It doesn’t matter if some people agree with you, some people not.”
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp insists Salah is already the best player on the planet – ahead of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and Salah added: “It sounds great to me, but it’s always opinion.
“I’m just happy about my performance at the moment, but I would always say it’s opinion.
“I can’t say I’m the best in the world – some people agree, some not.”