Since completing his move to Liverpool from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window, Salah has scored 43 goals across all competitions so far. The winger has also won the PFA Player of the Year award, thanks to his record-equalling 31 goals in the league.
Firmino has 28 goals in total, a lot less than Salah's overall but it's more than Liverpool's top scorer has managed in the last four seasons.
When asked about the matter at his news conference on Friday, Mourinho added: "Everybody knows I bought Salah; I was responsible".
It does not fit any agenda to suggest that Mourinho, just maybe in this instance, was not responsible for dispensing with a player who goes on to impress a few years down the line. "But without a shadow of a doubt he's the best player on the planet right now". He impressed, with his speed and his nifty touch, but it has been under Klopp that he has announced the full, staggering scale of his talent, the acuteness of it, the certainty of both his intention and exquisite execution.
Although Mohamed Salah has definitely been the star of Liverpool's team this season, John Barnes feels although Jürgen Klopp is due more praise than he has come in for. Until surpassed, he will remain the Blues' greatest manager of all time.
The Reds defeated the Italian side by 5-2 at Anfield in the first leg semi final match played on Tuesday's match day. They appreciated his humility, knowing that he didn't sell himself to Liverpool. If Salah can lead Liverpool to the Champions League crown, he must certainly have a chance at winning the Ballon d'Or.
Mourinho's second stint should be remembered for the Premier League title and the League Cup.
"What I will say he is in world-class shape, 100 per cent", said the German, per Dominic King of the Daily Mail.
But that is in the past now. The board, seeing a player that was not playing, protected their investment by recouping some profit.
Hanaa, Muhammad and millions of children like them can look to that for inspiration. "But, for us? He is the one".
"It's difficult to compare anyone, obviously Lionel Messi". If that were to be the case, the two-time defending European Champions would be the favorites to win, but with Liverpool's front three anything can happen. That's how I like to think of him.
Here, surely, is a superb example of football man-management at its warmest and most intuitive.