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Sergio Ramos: 'Mohamed Salah not yet at Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi level'

Ramos: 'Salah not on Ronaldo, Messi level'
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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is not yet on the same level as either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has suggested that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah still has a long way to go before the Egyptian can be compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Frontman Salah will take on Real defender Ramos on Saturday night when the teams meet in the Champions League final in Kiev, leading the captain of the Spanish capital club to hint that players of Ronaldo and Messi's calibre are currently in a league of their own.

"Comparing players with Ronaldo and Messi is something you can't do," Ramos told reporters ahead of the final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.

"They're in another orbit. There are players who are in fashion, those who come and go and others who stay around.

"Salah is a top player, that's clear. He's shown that this year and he's got a great chance to show that over the next few years as Ronaldo and Messi have done - but the day after tomorrow."

Real will be bidding to claim a monumental 13th Champions League crown, while Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are aiming to add a sixth honour to the club's cabinet.


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2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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