Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on Friday weighed his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or, weeks ahead of a massively anticipated clash with Real Madrid’s star striker Karim Benzema at the UEFA Champions League final in Paris.

Asked about his chances of winning the coveted award, the 29-year-old Egyptian told Sky Sports, “This is my best season for me at Liverpool. The goal and assist numbers are high, and the way I created chances, the highest number in the Premier League, everything around the game has changed a lot.”

Indeed, Salah has been phenomenal this season, netting 30 goals for Liverpool across all competitions, in addition to bagging an impressive 15 assists in 46 games.

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However, while Salah is indeed having a spectacular season and could be potentially be part of a historic quadruple winning Liverpool team come season end, his individual performances have been overshadowed by that of Real Madrid hitman, Karim Benzema.

At the age of 34, many had probably written off the Frenchman, but Benzema appears to be ageing like fine wine, and has netted a mind-blowing 43 goals in 43 appearances this season, in addition to bagging 14 assists for Los Blancos.

Benzema’s 57 goal contributions in 43 appearances are nothing short of otherworldly and the Frenchman does not appear to be slowing down, being nearly unplayable in every single game.

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In terms of trophies, Benzema is currently ahead, having already won La Liga, Real Madrid’s 35th league title, and the Supercopa de España.

Liverpool and Salah, meanwhile, have already won the EFL Cup, are in the FA Cup final where they face Chelsea, and are in contention for a Premier League title, in addition to their Champions League title bid, a potential, historic quadruple.

Given the form the two forwards have been in this season, it may ultimately come down to trophies won when the Ballon d’Or is decided this year.