Diogo Jota said his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah is close to the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United striker Ronaldo is Jota’s international teammate and has scored 683 goals at club level in a career that has seen him win five Champions League titles and seven league titles among a plethora of other titles.
Meanwhile, Salah has scored 140 goals in just 217 games for Liverpool, including 15 in just 14 matches this season, and Jota says he is now achieving the same standards on the pitch as his Portuguese teammate.
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Asked if it was an honor to play alongside Salah, he told Sky Sports: “I have that first feeling when I achieved the national team and playing with Ronaldo.
“I think I can put it not very similar yet, because I think Ronaldo has done it for a long time and he still does, but (they have) the same standards when they are on the field.
“Very dangerous, they can record at any time. This is very useful for me because I can watch and learn from them.”
Salah will be hoping to score in their sixth straight game outside the Premier League today when the Reds travel to London to face West Ham, surpassing Thierry Henry’s record in the process.
Jota, who has scored five goals this season, believes that Salah’s good performance this season provides more opportunities for him and his other Liverpool teammates to continue moving up the scorers list.
He added: “(Salah) is a great player. He’s obviously world-class. Everyone knows that. I think this season he’s showing the world his style and he’s scoring goals for fun.
“Fantastic goals, individual goals and that’s good for us because we know that on the pitch we have someone who can decide the game.
“For the opponent as well, they know they have to be careful with him and we need to provide the spaces they leave because they are so worried about him.”