Klopp plays down Salah comparisons with Messi


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi.

The Egyptian was compared to the Barcelona megastar following his four goal demolition of Watford at Anfield on Saturday evening, but Klopp was keen not to put too much pressure on his player.

“I think Mo is on the way.” he said.

“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 twenty 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. He gave us a good four goals. I think that’s quite exceptional and another good performance.

“We had to cope and deal with difficult conditions tonight. It was slippery. Everybody suffered but not Mo in that situation.

“That is really special.” he finished.

Salah has now scored twenty-eight goals in the Premier League this season.

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