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Salah explains why he is NOT in the same level as Messi and Ronaldo


Mohamed Salah admits he needs to maintain his current level of form for a number of years to be compared with modern greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Egyptian forward has taken the Premier League by storm this season, scoring 31 goals as he closes in on the Golden Boot award.


Salah’s performances, which have helped Liverpool reach the final of the Champions League, also earned him the PFA Player of the Year award as he beat Kevin De Bruyne to the gong.

But despite enjoying a quite remarkable season at Anfield following his summer move from Roma, Salah says he does not feel comfortable being compared to Messi and Ronaldo.

I don’t want to say I am happy with this kind of comparison, he told Egyptian TV station ON E.
Each of them has been at the top level for 10 or 11 years. Their performance level is stable.
I need to maintain my performance levels high for many seasons. I hope I can do that. They are great players and hopefully I become happy with these comparisons.

Salah struggled in his first stint in the Premier League at Chelsea but has proved his doubters spectacularly wrong this season.

He will now hope to secure Liverpool’s top-four finish against Brighton on Sunday, before helping Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Asked about his idols growing up, Salah added:


I will tell you about the ones I loved when I was young and saw as outstanding stars. ‘[Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldo and [Francesco] Totti are the ones I loved the most when I was young. I loved watching them so much. ‘I am lucky and so happy that I played with Totti [at Roma]. We have very good relationship together and are still friends until now. I didn’t see [Diego] Maradona and Pele play.

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