The Proof That Mohamed Salah Is A Better Goalscorer Than Lionel Messi This Season

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has hit dizzy heights since his summer move to Anfield and comparisons to footballing great Lionel Messi are far too premature for most, but perhaps there is some sort of discussion to be had.

Salah has been in phenomenal touch during his debut season with the Merseyside club and is being mentioned as a strong candidate for the PFA Player of the Year award, while he is still searching for Champions League glory with the Reds.

The Egyptian has now netted 36 times in just 41 appearances this campaign, which is the best ever tally by a Liverpool player in a debut season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona ace Messi continues to dazzle over in Spain and has 35 goals in 43 appearances, but football fans have become accustomed to him smashing in goals at an incredible rate.

There is one eye-catching statistic that could blow the whole debate wide open and begin to make people compare the Liverpool man to Messi.

Salah has edged goals scored this season and the fact that they have come in 78 fewer shots means he boast a much better goals per shot ratio, via the Telegraph.

The facts are quite conclusive as Salah has been far more efficient in front of goal and his left-footed style has pushed fans to start comparing him to the world's best.

The 25-year-old will need to find this consistency to his game over the next few years before a real comparison begins, meaning that the debate between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo should at least continue for a while longer.

Salah's impact with Liverpool has stunned most, but those who have followed him closely will see he has been on a meteoric rise since being ditched by Chelsea and made a name for himself with Italian giants Roma.

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