Liverpool star Salah reminds BBC pundit of Lionel Messi

Date published: Sunday 31st December 2017 11:46

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah “has a Messi vibe,” according to BBC pundit Ian Wright.

Salah scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season since joining Liverpool from Roma in the summer.

The forward has exceeded expectations, and Wright has offered perhaps the biggest praise yet.

“I’m not saying he is as good as who I am going to say but dare I say it,” Wright told Match of the Day.

“He reminds me of [Lionel] Messi, the scampering way he plays, he has a Messi vibe.”

Gary Lineker was not convinced – “He’s good but come on, let’s be realistic.”

Alan Shearer did not extend to such compliments, but still reserved praise for the Egyptian.

“He got in so many good positions, he can play anywhere across the front line,” he said.

“Such quick feet, the way he gets away from defenders, they know that once he is there they can’t touch him.

“You can’t go anywhere near him, the balance is superb.

“The goal [second one] has everything about it, strength, precision, power, pace and accuracy with the finish. That’s what won the game.”

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