I don't see the similarity to be honest. He's small, left-footed and a skillful dribbler, but that doesn't make him similar to Messi in style. Messi's close control in dribbling is something else, he effortlessly glides past players even a slow speeds. Salah is a good dribbler but he clearly relies more on pace than Messi. His dribbling is "looser". I'd also describe his game as more direct than Messi's. That's not a slight on Salah. He's an excellent player who I'd love to have here. I just don't think he's that similar to Messi.