Mo Salah

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    James Peril Full Member

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    Another good thing about Salah is that he limits Mane a lot. One could argue their combination is lethal, but Mane has not been the same this year. 5-6 goals in the league? Coutinho is sorely missed and I have no idea how they will replace him in this market.
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    Dante Turns into Billy Blaggs when drunk

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    If Real Madrid come in with a really big bid, Liverpool could buy the whole Southampton squad.
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    Worked really well, except for when he scored against you twice and dribbled through your whole defence.
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    Same has been said for Kane, de bruyne, Mahrez, Son, Eriksen. It is always like "unless he can do this over certain amount of years otherwise I am not convinced."

    But one good game for a young player from their own club, then there is a superstar in the making.
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    Can't see anyone buy him in summer he must worth 140 million plus Liverpool fan here don't think owners sell other top players he be at Liverpool couple more years
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    I don't think the transfer market is sustainable with the going rate right now. We will see more and more player run down the contract, or renew only with a reasonable release clause. Players will take note with Mahrez's situation in Leicester.
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    He's been the Prem player of the season imo

    But comparisons to Messi are far off even on just form. Messi's been by far the best player in the world this season.
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    He dribbled through once, his first one we gifted him. Tell u what, actually watch the game. Il respect u much more.
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    Just pointing out that you can't claim to have nullified him if he scored against you twice. And I was there.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    I didn't say we did, I watched live, he's having a hell of a season. Hit first goal was a gift from us, his second was world class, what's wrong with that? We closed him at least twice.
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    DreamIsh Banned

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    I’m sure we’ll find some scrub and turn him into the next Iniesta. No biggie. :boring:
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    meamth Full Member

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    Messi Salah.

    It pains me to say this too, he is rightfully the heir to Messi's style. So close in comparison minus the genius passing.

    We got Messe Lingard but we all know that's just pure muppetery.
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    ValenciasDrilledCrosses Full Member

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    Salah has had an unreal season but ffs when I read stuff like this I don't know what to think. Yes, the only difference between Messi, probably the greatest player in the history of the sport and Salah is passing. I really rate Salah but feckin hell
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    I don't think anyone anticipated what a great season he would have.

    His second goal against Spurs was technically sublime.
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    meamth Full Member

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    I didn't say he is the same level at all, but he has the same playstyle. Name me one player that twist and turn like Messi other than Salah.

    Yes, Messi is the greatest footballer of all time not because of his dribbling, but his football intelligence. Salah is no way up to that level, but he is the closest thing to Messi in terms of playstyle.

    But don't get confused, he is miles off from that level.
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    He’s been the best player in the PL this year, noticeably above what I’d deem the next tier of KDB/Kane. Absolute dream signing for Pool.
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    ValenciasDrilledCrosses Full Member

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    Ah alright then I misunderstood
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Robben, Hazard, Neymar.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    If he was right footed he wouldn't be compared to Messi because when you really watch it their style are a lot different than just dribbling inside and cutting. In terms of passing and dribbling there is huge gulf between the 2. Salah gives you the impression of a similar style in some sequences yes but so do many players like @roonster09 mentioned.
    I don't see orchestrating things from midfield when need nor do I some ridiculous passing between the lines or from one side of the pitch to the other.
    The whole thing screams "lazy comparison" to me, even in terms of style.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Their dribbling style is also not same. I remember watching him play for Roma, he was kick and run player and it worked for him as his pace and acceleration was just insane.

    I was surprised by his composure for 2nd goal against Spurs, didn't think he had it in him.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    They're close to nothing indeed. For the Spurs goal I can praise the finish which was really good but Vertonghen prior to that.. Honestly that was dumb defending more than amazing dribbling.
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Messi's close control, body movement and dribbling awareness is on another level, one goal from Salah is not going to get him in that level.
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    How is this not similar to Messi? Low center of gravity, beat players with clever dribbling instead of pure explosive pace and exquisite turning.

    Hazard, Robben, Neymar has different style.
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    A lazy narrative peddled by commentators.

    He has had a great season no doubt, but a few good months and goals from Salah does not make a Messi. Let's give it a few seasons before actually judging Salah worthy of being a great player in his own right, than these lazy and rediculous comparisons.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    I don't see it. Yes, he has a low centre of gravity but that is where it starts and ends.

    He reminds me more of a shortarsed Henry really. But Henry was more silky and less tenacious.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Wait what, Salah is really being compared to Messi :lol:
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    Wish Madrid would get their act together and buy him in the summer. He is far too good for Liverpool so the sooner he goes the better.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Every time you think he'll slow down in the scoring he just keeps adding more. Funnily enough I don't think he's over all play is good at all, he's very wasteful, looks average and can go missing yet he still scores 1-2 in his bad games. He's ruthless in front of goal.
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    Get out of here with your sensible analysis!
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    If he stays at Liverpool it will be interesting to see if he can replicate this season's form and goalscoring or if he will suffer from "second season syndrome". The transfer fee Liverpool paid for him looks like an absolute bargain at the moment, to say the least.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    :lol: yeah I guess scoring doesn't mean youd a bad game but you get what I'm trying to say about his overall play.

    The angry redcafe stat army will be out for blood :lol:
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    giorno Full Member

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    No he's not, he's not even close! Salah's playing style is closer to Bale's than Messi's. FFS. You want a PL player with a similar playing style as Messi? That'd be Alexis Sanchez. Or Hazard.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    So I guess I am the only one who thought that goal was down to a great deal of luck, bouncing off the shins of defenders, and Verthongen for once looking completely lost, and then finally poor goalkeeping? I thought no goalies used that technique anymore from that angle; if that had been DDG or Neuer in goal, I can almost guarantee that they would have saved it. The angle is difficult, and to to place it in the far corner is almost impossible, but that seems to be what Lloris is thinking. DDG would have kept his stance and made himself big, which would have made that shot impossible, and an attempt to put it in the far corner would have been saved with his feet.
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    Funny thing is every Roma fan reading this -especially the last sentence- are jumping into the Tevere right now :lol:
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Last few games, yes. Up until then, his overall game was getting better with every game though. His game with his back to goal is very very good.

    He still has that suarezque knack for making a donkey of a touch and then look silky as feck the moment after. Sometimes in the same move because he is so fast he's often first to his own heavy touches.
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    I agree somewhat. Great goal indeed and Salah did incredibly well to get to the point where he was in front of Lloris. But quite why Lloris decided that it was a good idea to dive out of Salah’s way and leave a tidy little space for Salah to dink it over him, I’ll never know. A top keeper makes himself big and therefore makes Salah’s chance of scoring more difficult. Lloris on the other hand made it easier.
    Still, I’m not complaining as our keepers have been making it easier for strikers for several seasons now so a bit of karma was long overdue!!
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    Rossa Full Member

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    Nice!:D Unfortunately, too true for your part.

    I mean, as you said, it was great play by Salah, and he is a fantastic player, but some going on as if that was the goal of the month is a little overboard, imo. Lloris should have done better. Salah is annoyingly good, no matter how you look at it, unfortunately.
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    Great season,very good player,his dribbling style at times does remind me of Messi, short and quick touches on the ball, also the way he opens up his body,very similar indeed.
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    Headie One :D
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    They're nothing alike.