EPL: How Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp compared Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi

Posted on Mar 18 2018 - 3:40pm by admin

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has compared winger, Mohamed Salah to Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.

Klopp admits that Salah’s progression has earned him the right to be compared to Messi.

“I think Mo is on the way (to Messi’s level),” Klopp told reporters after Liverpool 5-0 win against Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

“I don’t think Mo or anybody else wants to be compared with Lionel Messi – he is the one who has been doing what he’s been doing for what feels like 20 years or so.

“The last player I know who had the same influence on a team performance was Diego Maradona.

“But Mo is in a fantastic way, that’s for sure. As it always is in life, if you have to have the skills you have to show that constantly and consistently, and he is very good. He helps us a lot.

“The boys love playing together with him, he loves playing with them so it’s good.”

Meanwhile, Salah scored four times on Saturday in a scintillating performance as the Reds thrashed Watford 5-0 at Anfield in the FA Cup.

The 25-year-old has now scored 36 times for Liverpool since a switch from Roma.

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