Mohamed Salah named world’s fifth highest-paid footballer

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named as the world’s fifth highest-paid footballer, according to a recent report by Forbes.

Salah has established himself as one of the best Premier League players since joining Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017.

The 28-year-old’s contributions have guided Liverpool to multiple trophies, including the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League title.

Additionally, his hat-trick against Leeds United on Saturday raised his tally to 97 in 154 appearances for the Reds.

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According to a report by Forbes, Salah was placed among the highest-paid footballers in the world, ranked at fifth place with earnings amounting to $37m.

READ: Salah not far away from being world’s best player, says Gary Neville

The report also added that the Egyptian’s earnings consist of his $24m salary and $13m that he takes in via endorsements.

Forbes’ updated list saw Barcelona’s Lionel Messi overtake Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the list with $126m (£98m).

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were placed third and fourth respectively.

Forbes’ top 10 highest-paid footballers:

1. Lionel Messi – $126m (£98m) 

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $117m (£91m)

3. Neymar – $96m (£74.7m)

4. Kylian Mbappe – $42m (£32.6m)

5. Mohamed Salah – $37m (£28.8m)

6. Paul Pogba – $34m (£26.5m)

7. Antoine Griezmann – $33m (£25.7m)

8. Gareth Bale – $29m (£22.6m)

9. Robert Lewandowski – $28m (£21.8m)

10. David De Gea – $27m (£21m)

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