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Mohamed Salah has drawn comparisons between his old team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo

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According to Wayne Rooney, Mohamed Salah is starting to have the same impact for Liverpool as Cristiano Ronaldo once had on Manchester United.

In the course of the last three years, Salah has played an integral job in transforming Liverpool from also-rans into European champions and Premier League pace-setters.

In the summer of 2017, the Egyptians finished a £ 34 million ($42 m) move from Roma to Anfield and have scored 91 goals in 144 appearances for the club since. Twenty of those endeavors have come this season, with Liverpool now nearly winning a 30-year first league title under Jurgen Klopp.

Along with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Salah has framed 33% of a deadly attacking triumvirate that has overwhelmed local resistance guards. In their initial 29 fixtures this season, the Reds have hit 66 goals, the second-best record in the top flight, and need only two additional successes to be affirmed as England champions.

In the final third, Rooney praised Salah as an industrious threat to Liverpool, in this manner featuring parallels between Cristiano Ronaldo, the 28-year-old, and 5-time Ballon d’Or champ.

Before being snapped up by Real Madrid, the Juventus striker gained legendary status for his performances at United somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2009, and Rooney feels that Salah beats fear into defenders similarly that the Portuguese used to at Old Trafford.

Joined’s record scorer told The Times: “Mo Salah is starting to do what Ronaldo accomplished for Manchester United as far as simply being there and not so much returning to guard however always being a threat so in case you’re a defender or midfielder playing against him. On the counterattack, you’re scared at him.”

Salah will be back in dispute for a place in Klopp’s starting XI when Liverpool get back on the contribute just because more than a quarter of a year against Everton on Sunday.

The Reds have lost points only twice during the season, and are required to come back to winning ways in a critical Merseyside derby that will be played behind closed doors at Goodison Park because of the progressing coronavirus threat.

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