The Egyptian attacker has drawn parallels to one of the game’s all-time greats because of his brilliant play.
After a sensational start to the season, Diogo Jota believes Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah is approaching Cristiano Ronaldo’s level.
Salah leads Liverpool’s scoring statistics with 15 goals in 14 games, as well as six assists.
His outstanding performances have propelled Jurgen Klopp’s team into early championship contention in the Premier League and ensured a place in the Champions League knockout rounds with two group matches to spare.
In an interview he had with Skysport, Jota said;
“A great player, world class. He is showing his technique to the world this season.
“He is scoring goals for fun. Great goals, individual goals, and for us this is helpful because we have someone on the field who can decide the game, and for the opponents they know they need to be careful and we can then take the spaces that they leave because they are too worried about him.”
Jota admits he feels a sense of awe when he takes to the field alongside the Egyptian, who is among the contenders for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
The former Wolves forward claims he initially had a similar sense when he played for Portugal with Ronaldo, and after seeing both players up close, he feels they are practically on par in terms of skill and performance level.
“I had that first feeling when I played for the national team with Ronaldo and I think I can put him (Salah) up there to the same standards, though Ronaldo has been doing it for a very long time,” he added. “When they are on the field they are dangerous and can score at any time. And for me that is very useful as I can watch and learn from them.”