Salah enjoyed a stunning debut season at Anfield, scooping the Premier League Golden Boot en route to netting 44 goals in all competitions.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he is hopeful "the revelation of the year" Mohamed Salah will be fully fit to compete at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Egypt to have a shot at the Ballon d'Or.
"Many people talk about the Cristiano Ronaldo-Messi battle but there are other players who have chances to enter the race (for Ballon d'Or). Salah is certainly one of them".
Portugal´s forward Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the team´s base camp in Kratovo, outskirts of Moscow, on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.
The 33-year-old admits a tough Group B opener against Spain on June 15 is not ideal, but he remains confident the European champions will reach the knockout rounds.
The club is believed to have offered Ronaldo a new deal following his outbursts after the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine, where he lifted his fifth UCL title.
Nacho highlighted his versatility in Spain's friendly win against Tunisia on Saturday by filling in on the left flank, and he now hopes to be handed a starting spot for La Roja's massive showdown with Portugal in five days' time.