FIFA 2002 World Cup winning captain Cafu says Mohammed Salah is better than Riyad Mahrez.
The now retired Brazilian was speaking to the media on Monday after Manchester City embarrassed Liverpool behind their own backyard with a 4-1 thrashing.
Salah scored from the spot for Liverpool, but his effort wasn’t enough to guide the champions to victory as City ran rampant after the Egyptian’s equaliser.
The victory widened the gap between City and Liverpool to 10 points; however, Pep Guardiola’s side still has one game in hand which blurs Jurgen klopp’s hopes of defending the league title.
“Mohamed Salah is without a doubt better than Riyad Mahrez.
“If I had to choose a team to play for nowadays I think I would choose Liverpool. It’s a great club, and I like English football in general.
“If I had to choose a player to play alongside it would be Zidane.”
The former AS Roma forward is currently on top of the Premier League goal-scoring charts with 16 goals and three assists from 22 games played this season. He is three strikes ahead of Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min who are his closest chasers.
Liverpool currently sits in fourth position on the Premier League table with 40 points from 23 games. A win in their next game on Saturday against Leicester City will see them leapfrog the Foxes into third place.
On the 16th of February, the Reds will be playing in the Uefa Champions League as they take on last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
Klopp will rely on his squad depth to grind out the required results and progress to the quarter-finals.
Salah’s star has been on the rise for the past couple of years in Europe. Since being sold by Chelsea as a youngster, he went to Italy to rejuvenate his career with Fiorentina and AS Roma before returning to the Premier League to join the Reds where he has won the league title, the Champions League and two Premier League top goal scorer awards so far.
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