Mo Salah

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  1. Feb 6, 2018

    Ainu Full Member

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    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.
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    Hoof The Ball Full Member

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    Only on Redcafe can you make the claim that someone has a similar playing style as a world class footballer, only for others miss the point entirely by thinking it's a quality comparison.

    His dribbling style is similar to Messi, albeit with differences in quality. One doesn't have to be clone-exact to warrant the term similar.
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    DreamIsh Banned

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    He needs to tone it down a notch, cant be having him leave to go to Madrid. :mad::D
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    Wayne's World Full Member

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    If he played for us, he wouldn't look half the player he is now
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Great season by Salah. What a signing he's turned out to be.

    Some of the comments in this thread though :lol:
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Sorry but I cannot see similarity in their dribbling style, Messi regularly beats a bunch of defenders crowding him with pure ball control and body moves, while Salah as far as I have seen him relies more on pace, rather than pure close control as Messi.
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    IRELANDUNITED Full Member

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    Yeah I think he will end up there eventually, maybe not this summer tho. Is it true he has a 58m release clause? :eek:
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    ThatsGreat New Member

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    The player Mo Salah is most similar to is Mane. Its just unfortunate that both of them are playing in the same team leaving only one of them with a chance to shine. He's nothing like Messi in either dribbling style or playmaking ability. The only similiarity is in their height.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    And both of their surnames have five letters.
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    OneFootball New Member

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    Don’t think that is true. Liverpool don't seem to do ‘release clauses’.
    Salah is a very, very good player and Liverpool’s best, one of the best in the PL even but anyone trying to equate him to one of the best players ever to play the game is very wide of the mark imho. He may do similar stuff to Messi (as do most players who try) but all on a very different level.
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    His gait and dribbling style have similarities to Messi's, that's it. I'd compare him to Robben, maybe.
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    ThatsGreat New Member

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    And messis surname and mohammeds first name start with an M.
    Yeah, Robben is a fairer comparison. From what I've seen of him, he's involved at the end of plays while Messi can play both the creator or finisher.
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    Ainu Full Member

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    And some people can't understand that, even taking quality out of the equation, you can still disagree on players having a similar style. It has nothing to do with quality, I don't consider their styles particularly similar, for the reasons I gave in my post.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Dribbling style means nothing. *I* have a similar "dribbling style" as Messi. As do hundreds of thousands others
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    What you talking about? Imagine how awesome he would be under a proper winning manager. :devil:
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    meamth Full Member

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    Fair enough, I just thought that the way he glides past opponents is similar to Messi when he had pace. I agree his ball control is not as excellent, but it's almost similar. Messi excels in everything though, Salah doesn't.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    Isn't he a bit like a younger Lennon with end product? Lennon also had that ability to keep the ball really close and then change directions really quickly. I'd say Lennon was even quicker on the first few yards though - insane acceleration on that guy.
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    Not similar in style nor class to Messi. Some need to watch more Messi i feel. Lazy comprision, small left footed player playing on the right wing with good dribbling ability must be compared to Messi.
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    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

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    Yes. Salah's dribbling is too clumsy to be compared to Messi IMO. That's not a knock on Salah but testament to how much control Messi has on the ball even when dribbling against 3-4 defenders.
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    I have seen so many Liverpool fans saying "only Messi could score goal like that" for the second goal. Seriously, don't they watch any games at all?
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    He has been exceptional this season. Has got Liverpool to where they are almost single handedly. We could do with someone like him, just hope that Sanchez can do the same for us.
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Nope, this is a much more team effort than just pure individual brilliance.
    Klopp has created a very good attacking team. Just look at the amount of times they get the ball inside the penalty box. It is among the top 5 in whole Europe.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    The point wasn't missed. It was unaccurate.

    They are completely different players both in terms of quality as well as style. You're essentially being fooled by goal where he did something Messi-like. It's like claiming Martial is stylistically like Messi due to that lovely goal after the one two in the FA cup in 15/16 (leaving the height and left footedness).

    Salah is a good dribbler who relies heavily on his incredible burst of speed. The player most similar in that respect is actually Mane. Except Salah is even more of a final third player than Mane. He is direct and largely focused on scoring.

    Messi is a different animal. Apart from belonging to a different stratosphere, he is not a final third or direct goal threat player. He's pretty much the most well rounded attacker out there. He's part playmaker, part winger, part goalscorer rolled into one. And even his dribbling style is different. Unlike Sarah's burst of pace-heavy style, Messi a proper dribbler. He can beat you with pace or through deft touches, dummies or a drop of the shoulder.

    The player most similar to Messi's dribbling style is Hazard.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Agree. Liverpool have a system that elevates their attackers (and deflates their defenders).
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Yes.
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Absolutely.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    He had an interview with Marca and said this..

    Your coach Hector Cuper recently stated that Madrid were interested in you and that the president also said that Real would make an offer. Does the idea appeal to you?
    "Why do you think they say these things? I don't have much to say about that. If I have to say something, I'll say I'm happy at Liverpool.

    Now, I don't think he'll leave this summer but why phrase it as I have to say something so here is the company line? Why not come out and say you love playing for Liverpool in a natural fashion instead of this?
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    Leuthen Banned

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    He's earning £90,000-a-week, which is a pure joke looking at his current form (Fellani gets more). So if he doesn't get huge pay rise, of course he'll be open for a move.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    No idea, he gave a pretty emphatic interview yesterday but then again so did Coutinho last January. Footballers words mean nothing, ultimately we need to build a side capable of winning the big trophies otherwise we can have no complaints when players inevitably seek pastures anew.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Think crucially you'll also have to pay them the salaries to keep the complaints away as well.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    Yeah, we can pay them 150-200k. Problem is we only do that once they hit an established world class level. Once that happens bigger clubs with guaranteed trophies and offering equal to or bigger wage packets come in.
    A footballer' s career is short they will more often than not take the offer.
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    Jaybomb Banned

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    I’m almost certain this will be his only season at Liverpool and he’ll be off to Madrid in the summer.

    Especially if he has a good World Cup.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Not sure, Liverpool have no incentive to sell and even if Madrid come in with an offer higher than for Coutinho, would Liverpool want to be tagged as a selling club?
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Madrid have a lot of Arabic fans I believe, so he would certainly be a huge boost to their supporters.

    Saying that though I can't see Liverpool selling unless they offer a crazy amount, and it won't be for a few seasons.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    They are already tagged as a selling club.

    Mascherano, Suarez, Coutinho, Sterling and Alonso.

    When players truly become good they leave Liverpool.
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    Jaybomb Banned

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    They clearly have no say. If a player wants to leave, they’ll do nothing to stop it.

    They’re absolutely a selling club.
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    giorno Full Member

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    If a player really wants to leave, every club is a selling club except the sheik-owned ones

    Liverpool's problem is their inability to keep players from wanting to leave. It's mostly financial
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    Surprised this wasnt posted and worth a read.Here's a snippet.

    A school in the city of Basyoun and streets have been named in his honour. He also continues to retain strong links with the town of Nagrig in Gharbia in the north of the country. He is a regular benefactor and paid for a community gym as well as an all-weather pitch where future stars can hone their skills.

    In January, Salah was received by Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Minister for Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz to be praised for his achievements and thanked for his contribution of 5m Egyptian pounds (£200,000) to the Tahiya Masr ('Long Live Egypt') fund to strengthen the economy.

    Salah also donated 30,000 euros to the Association of Veteran Egyptian Players and when offered a luxury villa by a businessman as a reward for his winning goal against Congo in the World Cup qualifier, he rejected the offer and asked for the money to be donated to his home town.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42964824
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Christ, Chelsea have let some players leave haven't they? Mad to think they had Salah and De Bruyne at one point.
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    Pretty funny that the two best players in the league this season have both been deemed to not be good enough by Mourinho in the past.