Gary Neville believes that Mohamed Salah is like Cristiano Ronaldo. And with all of those goals and the way he played against Leeds United, it’s hard to disagree.
“There was a point in the game where I was watching Salah and I just thought he was a player,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“Four years ago, when he first came to Liverpool and got those 40 or so goals, I was like, ‘He’s a monster. He won’t be able to live with that.
“But then he produces systematically over a period of two or three years. “
He then compared Salah and Mane to Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney respectively in that one is desperate for individual glory and other work for the team – a little harsh for the Egyptian, I would say, but a compliment nonetheless. .
Neville continued, “You think about the difference in mentality between Mane and Salah.
“Mane is nice. I think the players probably like him, he goes out of his way every day, he will do the altruistic thing for the team.
“Then you look at Salah from the other side. He does not sometimes pass to his teammates. He’s a little more selfish and a little less likable because of it, probably to fans and his own teammates.
“But then I consider him an underdog and I think he’s an absolute killer on the pitch. “