Salah on his way to Messi level

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"We also have Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in Manchester City, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United, Moussa Sissoko and Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, Willian and Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Mesut Ozil at Arsenal".

The Egypt global is ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

'But Mo this season has been unbelievable.

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Salah's spectacular 2017-18 form since signing for Liverpool last summer continued as his four-goal salvo, which included a sublime solo effort for his hat-trick goal, saw him take his tally to 28 league goals in 30 games as well as 36 goals in all competitions.

Salah, 25, struck four goals in Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Watford that lifted them back into third place in the Premier League on Saturday.

Having sported the No. 11 at Roma, Salah wanted to do the same for Liverpool and his request was granted as its previous owner, Roberto Firmino, was happy to switch from No. 11 to No 9.to accommodate the new arrival.

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In particular, Dembele's brilliant turn and pass was bettered only by Coutinho's flicked finish for what was a superb second goal. This was, of course, little deterrent for the Barca buzzsaw, as Ernesto Valverde's side remained unbeaten on the league season.

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With the Blues facing Liverpool in the quarter-finals, the German midfielder is of the opinion that any team who makes the last it to the last eight deserves maximum respect. If I had that money now I would spend it on Mohamed Salah - I can't think of anyone in world football I would rather buy. "I want to win it with this club".

"It's just about defending well as a team because you know you will create chances".

"It helps, he helps us a lot, the boys love playing together with him, he loves playing with them, so it's good".

For such a small fee, from a newly relegated side, shows the strength in Liverpool's scouting department while the improvements seen during the second half of the campaign show how good the coaching is.

"There is no one who speaks about that because the front three, or the players up front, score the goals and we win".

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