Pep Guardiola compares Liverpool FC star to Man City attacker
Pep Guardiola delivers his verdict on Liverpool FC attacker Mohamed Salah
Pep Guardiola believes that Mohamed Salah is not quite at the level of Sergio Aguero despite his fine form for Liverpool FC of late.
The Egypt international has been earning lots of praise for his fine performances for the Reds since his move from AS Roma last summer.
Salah enjoyed a remarkable first campaign at Anfield as he netted 44 goals in all competitions to help Liverpool FC to reach the Champions League final and finish fourth in the Premier League.
It has been something of a slower start to the new campaign for Salah this term, but the 26-year-old is likely to click into gear in the coming weeks and months as Liverpool FC look to try and challenge for the title.
Aguero is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest marksmen, with the Argentina star having fought his way into the top 10 of all-time goal-scorers in the top flight recently.
Manchester City boss Guardiola is clearly a fan of Liverpool FC attacker Salah, but he admits that the Egyptian still has a long way to go if he is to reach Aguero’s level.
“He (Salah) is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future,” said Guardiola, speaking at his pre-match news conference before Manchester City’s trip to Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Sunday.
“A guy who has the quality to score 50 goals in a season always has that quality. But football is all about ups and downs.
“Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future. When you are in there scenting goals sometimes this happens.
“Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn’t score goals. How many years has Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years?
“For Salah it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years.”
Salah was recognised by his fellow professionals last season as he was voted as the PFA player of the year following his brilliant debut campaign at Anfield.
Liverpool FC will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season after they finished fourth and without a trophy last term.
Indeed, the Reds are still aiming to lift their first major piece of silverware since Klopp’s appointment at Anfield back in October 2015.
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Huddersfield Town away from home on 20 October.