Graeme Souness: I’d take Chelsea FC star ahead of Mo Salah

The Liverpool FC legend explains why he ranks Eden Hazard above Mo Salah

Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah Photo: Mohamed Salah / Instagram

Graeme Souness has revealed that Eden Hazard is the only player that he would take ahead of Liverpool FC forward Mo Salah.

The Egypt international has enjoyed a fruitful couple of weeks to emphatically silence his critics after a perceived slow start to the Premier League season.

Salah has scored four times in his last two games in all competitions to hit form ahead of Liverpool FC’s home clash against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday evening.

The Reds forward netted a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium to hit double figures in the Premier League this term.

The 26-year-old scored a superb winner in the first half of Liverpool FC’s 1-0 victory over Napoli after Salah held off one defender before darting past another to finish with aplomb.

Salah has scored three goals more than Hazard in the Premier League this term, although the Chelsea FC number 10 has made eight assists in comparison to African’s four.

Hazard, who is likely to feature when Chelsea FC travel to Brighton on Sunday, was named as the PFA player of the year in 2014-15, while Salah won the award for his fine form last season.

And former Liverpool FC captain Souness has named Hazard, who is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top playmakers, as the only player that he would rather have in his team than Salah.

“If I could take one [player in my team] it would be Eden Hazard,” Souness is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail. “I think Salah will be a better goal-scorer but in terms of all-round play (Hazard).”

Salah moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window and went on to score 44 times in all competitions in his first season at Anfield.

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