Football News: Salah is more like Ronaldo than Messi- Carragher

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This season for the Reds the Egyptian international has been in a great form and his efforts seeing him compared with the Game’s best players.


The former Reds defender Jamie Carragher says that Salah’s scintillating season with the reds puts him more to the Cristiano Ronaldo’s bracket than the Argentine’s.


This season Liverpool broke their bank accounts to bring back the former Premier league and Chelsea star from Roma. This season Liverpool spend  £36.9m for the Egyptian international and they are handsomely rewarded, with the Egyptian international has scored 31 goals for them in all competitions and also made nine assists.


His predatory ability in front of the box has drawn into the comparison with the Game’s best,  and Liverpool’s legend Carragher believes he is more like the Real Madrid Ace than the Barca icon.


The former Reds defender voiced: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the prime example of how the role [of wide forward] has changed.


"When he joined Manchester United he liked hugging the touchline, performing his step-overs and terrorising right-backs.


"Now he is completely different player – a goalscorer more than provider. He is disappointed if he comes off the pitch and has not scored.


"He does not want to be indulging in his party tricks out wide because he cannot shoot from there, so his game is all about cutting inside and getting into the penalty area to swell those extraordinary numbers.


"That is why although there has been some comparisons made between Salah’s style and that of Lionel Messi – obviously he is not at the level of either Messi or Ronaldo yet – the Liverpool forward has more of Ronaldo’s approach about him.


"Messi likes to come deeper for the ball and involve himself in the build-up. That is not Salah’s way. He has the mindset of a prolific striker, as demonstrated by how disappointed he is whenever he is substituted late in a match as he craves more goals. It is refreshing to see."