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Loris Karius: 'Mohamed Salah not yet on Cristiano Ronaldo's level'

Karius: 'Salah not on Ronaldo's level'
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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims that Mohamed Salah is not quite on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo yet.

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has claimed that the club's top goalscorer Mohamed Salah is not on the same level as Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of quality.

The German described his teammate as "world class" but was quick to point out that it may take him several more seasons to justify comparisons to the Portugal international.

"This season is unbelievable. He's of course in that region but the biggest difference is Ronaldo did this over so many years. It's too early to put Mo with him," Karius told Sky Sports News ahead of this weekend's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real.

"I don't want to take anything away from Mo - he's world class this season. But Ronaldo showed over so many years to be up there with the best, you have to prove it season over season.

"I hope he can do it. I wish he can do it. He's still really young and has a lot of space to improve even more."

Both Ronaldo and Salah have scored 44 goals for their clubs this season.


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2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132232-1022
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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