Mohamed Salah.

Gary Lineker refused Ian Wright's comments about Mohammed Salah on MOTD

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Liverpool fans have been rubbing their hands together this week after finally procuring Virgil Van Dijk for £75 million.

Whether the Dutchman turns out to be worth the tag of most expensive defender in the history of football remains to be seen, but the Reds certainly need help in their own third of the pitch.

One area nobody thought they needed help was in the final third. They had one of the best attacks in the Premier League last season with Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane running wild when all fit.

Boss Jurgen Klopp decided to add another forward to the mix in Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian talent that had failed to make an impression at Chelsea before being shipped to Italy.

Splashing £37 million on a man who hadn't performed in England previously seemed like a gamble, but there can be no doubts that Klopp's decision has been justified by now.

The 25-year-old has scored 22 goals and recorded six assists in just 27 games for Liverpool and he was at it again on Saturday, scoring a match-winning brace as the Reds came from behind against Leicester.

Of course, plenty of pundits have waxed lyrical about Salah after his tremendous first half of the season, but Ian Wright took it to a new level on Match of the Day.

As you can see from the video below, Wright essentially gave Salah the highest praise possible, but host Gary Lineker wasn't having any of it:

In fairness to Wright, we can see what he is trying to say. Salah is lightning quick, a left-footer and has a similar sort of sharp running style that Barcelona's Lionel Messi also boasts.

Still, Lineker was not having Salah mentioned in the same breath as the Argentine playmaker - a player he regards as the greatest of all-time - regardless of the comments.

Salah has a long way to go if he wants to be talked about alongside the very elite in the game. After all, Messi had won four Ballon d'Or awards by the time he was Salah's age.

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