There’s been a fierce debate ongoing since Mohamed Salah’s rapid rise to the upper echelons of world football about whether or not he is better than Premier League opponent Eden Hazard.
Both players contribution to their team is nothing short of great remark. In less than 18 months at Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has scored 14 Champions League goals. And just for some extra weight to the argument – across all competitions Salah has been directly involved in 48 goals in 38 games in all competitions for Liverpool at home. At Anfield, in fact, he’s made 38 appearances, playing 2996 minutes and has scored 33 goals, made 15 assists which equals a goal or assist every 62 minutes.He’s only failed to score or assist at the Reds fortress nine times – six were starts and three weresubstitute appearances.Salah has never gone more than one start without directly contributing to a goal.
On the other hand Chelsea striker Eden Hazard played 8 seasons, during this time he played 328 matches and scored 101 goals. Eden Hazard shots an average of 0.46 goals per game in club competitions.Last season his average was 0.33 goals per game, and 14 champions league goals.
According to Craig burley, “I think his form has got better recently but a little bit earlier this season he was missing a lot of chances, the ball was bouncing offhim, he wasn’t holding it up.“We didn’t see the sparkling Mo Salah that we did last year, which was going to be difficult.
Former red star Souness was, however, reluctant to compare Salah to the greats until he has delivered over a prolonged period of time. The former Reds midfielder told theDaily Mail: “He is fabulous but it’s only his second year. 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.”
“If I could take one it would be Eden Hazard.“I think Salah will be a better goalscorer but in terms of all-round play [Hazard].”
But stats don’t lie, according to the starts Salah has been the better player.