Liverpool star Mohamed Salah boasts similarities to Lionel Messi and can become even better if he tones down his obsession with goals, according to Arsene Wenger.
The ex-Arsenal coach, who recently hinted at a possible return to management in the international arena , believes the Reds attacker’s game is comparable to Messi’s but is still missing a few crucial ingredients.
Aside from a few more goals, Wenger also stressed Salah has to learn when to go for goal himself and when to pass it to a teammate.
“He’s 20 goals away basically, if you want to be as concrete as possible,” Wenger told beIN Sports .
“But he is similar to Messi. He must still find the consistency of Messi. I find him a just as good finisher but Messi is the complete thing – he gives the final ball as well and Salah is a bit obsessed now by finishing himself so that’s a dimension he’ll get certainly when he gets a little bit older. To find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish.
“I like him very much, he has huge potential.”