The Egypt international was forced to sit out their World Cup opener after Jose Gimenez netted late winner from a corner to help Uruguay ease to a 1-0 win over the African side in Group A.
Suarez missed three clearcut chances in the World Cup clash but his blushes were spared by the Atletico Madrid defender as Salah watched from the bench after the Egypt boss opted not to risk the Liverpool FC star.
The Uruguayan forward is regarded as one of Liverpool FC’s greatest players of all time alongside the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, John Barnes and Graeme Souness following a four and a half year spell at Anfield.
Suarez netted 31 times in 33 games to help Liverpool FC challenge for the title in 2013-14, although the Reds fell just short of winning a first Premier League crown.
Liverpool FC signed Salah in a £39m deal from AS Roma last summer and the Egypt star scored 32 times to set a new Premier League record and win the PFA player of the year award.
Former England captain Butcher explained why he believes Salah is a better player than Suarez.
“[I’d rather have] Salah in my team,” Butcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Both are quality players and goalscorers. But I think Salah gives you width, comes inside, supplies goals and scores great goals as well. He’s fast and a real pest.
“Suarez is a real pest inside the box but I actually think you would see more of Salah on the ball in the match than Suarez.”
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