Graeme Souness says he'd pick Eden Hazard over Mohamed Salah


There's quite a lot of candidates when it comes to naming the best player in the Premier League.

The four top choices are Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane.

Salah was voted the PFA Player of the Year over De Bruyne last season, with the Egyptian also coming into a rich vein of form again in recent weeks.

Hazard has also enjoyed a good start to the season, however, his goals have dried up for Chelsea of late.

As for Kane, the Tottenham man scores so consistently that he has to be in the running, while De Bruyne - who has been injured for most of the season - is just outrageously good.

It's difficult to compare all four, but it's easier to judge Salah and Hazard side-by-side as they play similar roles for Liverpool and Chelsea.

The debate has been widespread over social media throughout 2018/19 and Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has offered his honest opinion on the matter.

"If I could take one it would be Eden Hazard," Souness admitted in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"I think Salah will be a better goalscorer but in terms of all-round play (Hazard)."

Hazard in action vs Man City

It's certainly a line of thinking shared by a lot of football fans.

Souness then went on praise Salah, saying that he has what it takes to be a Liverpool legend.

"He [Salah] is fabulous but it’s only his second year," Souness said. "Come back in five years. When you talk about those Liverpool greats, they had players who won everything.

"Some great team men, great goalscorers, longevity. This is only Salah’s second season but I do believe he has the potential to be in that category."

Salah celebrates vs Napoli

The way Liverpool and Salah are going under Jurgen Klopp, it seems only a matter of time before the trophies start arriving at Anfield.

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