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Arsene Wenger Compares Mohamed Salah To Lionel Messi

Arsene Wenger Compares Mohamed Salah To Lionel Messi

Arsene Wenger has paid the ultimate compliment to Mohamed Salah by describing him as a "complete player" before comparing the Liverpool star to Lionel Messi.

Salah's enjoying another prolific campaign this season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions including nine strikes in the Premier League.

'The Egyptian King' continued his heroics on Wednesday as he set up Naby Keita's goal during Liverpool's victory over Monterrey in the Club World Cup.

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He has been the subject of further praise with Wenger showering the 27-year-old with special praise.

"I like his evolution," he explained. "Because he had touches last night (against Monterrey) of a playmaker.

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"He created chances around the box that are exceptional, (there were shades) of Messi in him last night and I like that a guy who can score so many goals also becomes the guy who gives assists.

"That is a complete player. That's what we all admire and what we want from our players."

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Jurgen Klopp also commented on Salah's form over the last two seasons: "Very good, very good experiences [with Salah] but the most positive was on the training ground - sensationally good.

"On the pitch he's great, really, really good."

Salah has played six more games than Messi this season, but it's the Argentine ace who has scored more goals. He's already weighed in with 14 goals and nine assists in 17 games in all competitions.

Messi also picked up a record sixth Ballon d'Or earlier this month after a scintillating year.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Arsene Wenger, Mohamed Salah

Nasir Jabbar

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