Mohamed Salah's Ballon d'Or absence explained as he discusses Chelsea departure

Liverpool winger Mo Salah was not at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday night, but the former Chelsea player receivee two other awards on the same night instead

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Mohamed Salah was not at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday night.

The Liverpool star was instead being honored with a prestigious award elsewhere following an incredible run of form with the Reds.

Undisputedly now one of the best footballers in the world, Salah had a tricky start to his career in England when he first moved to Chelsea.

He’s now spoken out about why he had to leave Stamford Bridge in order to get his career back on track as he departed for Italy’s Serie A.

It all comes on a tragic day for Liverpool Football Club as a true legend tragically passed away.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Liverpool headlines.

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Liverpool’s Mo Salah has opened up on why he had to leave Chelsea


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Liverpool legend passes away

Reds icon Ray Kennedy hs tragically passed away at the age of 70.

Kennedy scored 72 goals in 393 appearances for Liverpool and will be fondly remembered by fans for his successful seven-and-a-half years at the Anfield club.

In recent years the former midfielder battled bravely against Parkinson’s disease and his former teammates have now paid tribute to him.

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Salah talks Chelsea departure

Reds ace Mohamed Salah has talked about his departure from Chelsea – and revealed why he felt he needed to leave the club.

Salah struggled during his two years at Stamford Bridge, making only a handful of appearances as he was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina and then Roma, who eventually made his move permanent.

Without that move, Salah’s career path is sure to have been very different and it’s questionable whether he would have ended up at Anfield without securing his transfer away from the Blues.

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Salah’s Ballon d’Or absence explained

Egypt international Mo Salah was not present as PSG star Lionel Messi was handed his seventh Ballon d’Or trophy in Paris on Monday night.

The Liverpool winger was in France, however, as he was being honoured with two very special awards elsewhere.

Salah has now quite literally followed in the footsteps of the star-studded likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Francesco Totti, Roberto Baggio and Cristiano Ronaldo in being handed the Golden Foot Award.

The unique awards see the winner’s footprints permanently moulded on Monaco’s ‘Champions Promenade’ on the seafront of the principality.

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