Eden Hazard is undoubtedly one of the greatest players on the planet.
The Belgium international lit up the Premier League with Chelsea during the seven seasons he spent in England. In 352 matches for the Blues, he racked up 110 goals and 92 assists. Not only that, he won the league title on two occasions, the Europa League twice, and he was also included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year no less than four times.
In the summer, he moved to Real Madrid for £89m. Although he was overweight when he first arrived – by his own admission – he is now beginning to make his mark at the Santiago Bernabeu – so far, he has an average La Liga WhoScored rating of 7.6.
Considering his strong performances for one of their rivals, Liverpool supporters may not have been his biggest fan before his move abroad. However, he will have surely gone up in their estimation following his recent comments. Speaking to Le Parisien about who should win the Ballon d’Or, he said: “I would give it to a Liverpool player. Mane, Salah or Van Djik deserve it. If Sadio had won AFCON with Senegal, there would have been no debate. It would be beautiful if he won it. Or Momo [Salah], who is one of my friends. It would be a good thing for both African and English football.”
The Anfield faithful have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Greatness recognises greatness. Some player that hazard when he’s on one. https://t.co/hWd9PhqCEu
— Louis (@Louis_LFC78) November 25, 2019
Hazard calls Salah “Momo.” These guys have a genuine friendship. You love to see it https://t.co/At59vCFENf
— ℙ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@LFCPatrick91) November 24, 2019
Hazard knows https://t.co/D8iKc5FErh
— Jas (@BeardmanLFC11) November 24, 2019
Always knew I liked Hazard https://t.co/ei1KjiGsvX
— Toro (@Toro_LFC) November 24, 2019
Might have to stop the anti Hazard propaganda https://t.co/rZbnA7YDpI
— ManéSzn(12-1-0) (@ftbl_george) November 25, 2019
— Emmanuel Edeke (@Immanuel_edeke) November 24, 2019
— Computer Boffin (@mikeyc71) November 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Liverpool want to extend this star’s contract.