- Mohamed Salah scored a stunning hat-trick in Liverpool’s season opener against Leeds
- Gary Neville has likened the Egyptian to United legend Cristiano Ronaldo
- Neville also claimed that Salah will go above Senegalese star Mane at Liverpool
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Mohamed Salah has been likened to Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo after the Egyptian became the unsung hero yet again with a hat-trick in Liverpool’s season opener against Leeds United.
Former Red Devil Gary Neville praised the Liverpool man for his consistency as he further claimed that Salah will go above fellow African Sadio Mane.
Mohamed Salah is “an absolute killer on the pitch” in the Wayne Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo mould, claims Gary Neville who compared the player with the United legends.
The former Red Devils defender told Sky Sports: “I look at him as an outsider and I'm thinking that he is an absolute killer on the pitch.
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“It reminds me of the twin tracking of Ronaldo and Rooney in the mid-2000s. That's where Mane and Salah are now.
“I think Salah will end up going above Mane, not because Mane's not a great player, he is a great player as Rooney was, but the reason players (like Salah or Ronaldo) are different is that they have something up here (in their head).
"This means that they go home at night and being the best player in the world rocks their world, whereas a Rooney or a Mane, they feel that the team's got to win, I've got to give my all, I'll fight for my team-mates. Salah doesn't do that.”
Mohamed Salah kicked his Premier League campaign with Liverpool a hat-trick against Leeds United and he has dedicated his goals to ill Egypt teammate Moamen Zakaria.
Zakaria was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - also known as motor neurone disease and will not play football again.
Salah scored two penalties in the Reds unconvincing 4-3 win against the newly-promoted side at Anfield while Virgil van Dijk was also on the scoresheet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Eden Hazard may not be in Real Madrid's line up when Los Blancos begin their La Liga defence against Real Sociedad at the weekend after failing to recover from an ankle injury.
According to reports from Spain, Real are unhappy with the Belgian attacker who has not hit his peak since his big summer move from Chelsea last summer.
The 29-year-old has been restricted to game time due to recurring injury problems in most part of last season.
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