Liverpool legend Ian Rush has praised the performance of The Reds' Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah since his arrival to Anfield last summer, believing he is better than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.
"On current form I would place Mo Salah ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s better than them at the moment," Rush was quoted as saying by The Mirror on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Salah signed from Roma in summer and has now equalled Roger Hunt’s club record from 1960/61 of having scored 23 goals in all competitions before the turn of the year.
Salah is the second-highest goalscorer in the English Premier League this season with 17, three behind Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, and has added another six in the Champions League.
"Mo is also the African Player of the Year, which – considering the standard of their players throughout Europe – is a great honour.
"There’s already been talk of Real Madrid looking at him, and who can blame them? In today’s inflated market, it wouldn’t surprise me if Liverpool one day received a £200m bid for him."
"Hopefully, he is happy where he is – after all, he only arrived last summer.
"There’s a time and a place to sell a player if the right money comes in, but, for Liverpool, it’s certainly not now."
"Salah has exceeded all expectations at Liverpool this season." the eight times Liverpool top goal-scorer, Rush, said.
Ian Rush is Liverpool’s record goalscorer and is widely regarded as the best striker ever to pull on the famous red jersey.
The 56-year-old legend Rush played scored 199 goals with Liverpool in 427 appearances.
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