The Egyptian ahead’s glowing kind has seen him earn comparisons to one of many game’s greats
Diogo Jota says Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah is reaching the extent of Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after a blockbuster begin to the season.
Salah has scored 15 targets in 14 appearances to high Liverpool’s charts and can also be their main assist-maker with six.
His dazzling kind has helped raise Jurgen Klopp’s aspect into early title rivalry within the Premier League in addition to safe a spot within the Champions League knockout phases with two group matches to spare.
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Talking in regards to the influence Salah has made this season, Jota instructed Sky Sports activities. “A fantastic participant, world class. He’s displaying his method to the world this season.
“He’s scoring targets for enjoyable. Nice targets, particular person targets, and for us that is useful as a result of we’ve got somebody on the sector who can determine the sport, and for the opponents they know they should be cautious and we are able to then take the areas that they depart as a result of they’re too frightened about him.”
Jota admits he feels a way of awe when he takes to the sector alongside the Egyptian, who’s among the many contenders for this 12 months’s Ballon d’Or.
The former Wolves ahead says he first skilled an analogous feeling when he performed alongside Ronaldo for Portugal, and having seen each players an in depth quarters, the 24-year-old believes they’re practically on a par by way of potential and efficiency degree.
“I had that first feeling after I performed for the nationwide staff with Ronaldo and I feel I can put him (Salah) up there to the identical requirements, although Ronaldo has been doing it for a really very long time,” he added. “When they’re on the sector they’re harmful and might rating at any time. And for me that may be very helpful as I can watch and study from them.”