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Salah says Totti and Ronaldo were his idols growing up

Salah says Totti and Ronaldo were his idols growing up

- Salah reveals his footballing idols are Totti and Ronaldo

- The Egyptian striker played with Totti for two seasons in Roma

- Liverpool will play Real Madrid in Champions League final

Liverpool shinning star Mohamed Salah said his footballing heroes growing up were Italy's legend Francesco Totti and Brazilian icon Ronaldo.

The Egyptian striker is enjoying an emphatic debut campaign this season scoring 43 goals in 49 matches in all competitions.

The 25-year-old played alongside Totti during his brief stint in Rome between 2015 and 2017 and he has hailed the Italian veteran's quality.

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When asked about his childhood idols, the Salah told told CNN's Inside the Middle East: "I say before many times, the Brazilian Ronaldo and Totti.

"He's unbelievable, he's quality. As a person too he's quality.

"He's calm, great, very quiet and the confidence about him. I learnt a lot from him."

The 2006 World Cup winner with the Azzuri scored 307 goals in a staggering 786 games for the Italian giants during his 25-year playing career in Rome.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, was one of the best strikers in world football and enjoyed sublime goal scoring records at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

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Salah has been an instant hit at Anfield, helping Liverpool qualify to the Champions League final with Jurgen Klopp's side, as they prepare to face Real Madrid in Kiev later this month.

Salah will be looking are to increase his goal tally at the weekend when Liverpool travel to London to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Reds are just a point above Tottenham in third place and a win against Chelsea will keep them in contention to finish in Premier League's top four.

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