Graeme Souness makes ridiculous claim about Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of CL final

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Five days separate Liverpool from the biggest match in their recent history.

Jurgen Klopp's men take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final this Saturday and there's a real belief amongst fans that they could produce a shock.

In Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Liverpool possess one of - if not the - most dangerous attacking trios on the planet.

And they're going to cause Real's defence all kinds of problems at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium, especially if Salah is able to produce another stellar performance.

Salah has been unbelievable in his debut season at Liverpool, so much so that the Egyptian is actually being compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But Klopp is having none of it, with the German explaining that it's way too early for comparisons to be made between Salah and the current two best players in the world.

"Mo played a fantastic season but Cristiano has played 15 seasons like this. He has scored something like 47,000 goals - crazy numbers," said Klopp.


"Why should we compare? At the time of Pele nobody compared Pele to other players and asked, 'Is he as good as him?'

"Now we have [Lionel] Messi and Ronaldo. They have dominated football for a few years and there are so many other good players.

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"Messi and Ronaldo are in the final moment very often in the right position to score a goal and that's the most difficult thing to do in the world. That's why they are where they are."

Saturday's final will likely be decided by who out of Salah and Ronaldo turns up, though Graeme Souness has made some rather bizarre comments about the latter heading into the game.

According to Souness, Ronaldo spends most of his time on the deck and is "nowhere near" as good as he used to be, despite the fact he's scored 44 goals in all competitions.

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"He spends a lot of time on his bum now, complaining he's been fouled, and plays the width of the box," explained Souness.

"He's still capable of great things but, like Real, nowhere near where he was even 12 months ago."

What are you on about, Graeme? Ronaldo has been phenomenal since the turn of 2018 and his goals to games ratio this season is even better than Messi's.

Souness might just regret doubting Ronaldo depending on how Saturday's final in Kiev pans out.

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