Real Madrid talisman Sergio Ramos has given his verdict on the comparisons between Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Liverpool fans are bashing the 32 year-old.
It seems to happen every year at the moment. Someone has a fantastic season, and they immediately get compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
With all due respect to the likes of Neymar and Eden Hazard, who have both drawn such comparisons after great seasons in recent years, those comparisons are usually a bit far-fetched.
In the case of Mohamed Salah though, it’s sort of hard to argue against the Egyptian, who has grabbed a remarkable 44 goals in his first season at Anfield.
The “Egyptian King” could make himself the favourite for the Ballon d’Or with a winning goal in Saturday’s Champions League final, but Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos clearly thinks the comparisons are undeserved.
“Compare players with Cristiano and Messi? They are in another orbit,” the Madrid skipper said in his pre-match conference.
“Some are in fashion, some are not. Some are there briefly and then disappear. Others stay and become great players.”
While Ramos does have a point about the sheer consistency of Ronaldo and Messi, his comments are certainly making some noise in the red half of Kiev.
While a few Liverpool fans are finding it hard to disagree, others are bashing the Real Madrid man, who is well known as a master of football’s dark arts.
Either way, some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
He has a point but he done it in a Ramos snide way. So 🖕
— Robbie Sargent (@Sarge1972) May 25, 2018
Would love to see Salah send Ramos into a different orbit.
— Anish (@MiraniAnish) May 25, 2018
They are very worried. They have been discussing #LFC players the most …. their media outlets have gone into overdrive. Salah and the lads please show them …
— Pakuru Nerutanga (@Only_Pakuru) May 25, 2018
@SergioRamos is telling the truth. @MoSalah has to be great year after year in order to be on Messi or Ronaldo planet. Any player can have an historic season but longevity and consistency is what make those two greats from another orbit.
— This is an apple ? (@imjustsaying_yb) May 26, 2018
He’s right. That’s a fact.
— Colin Holmes (@iconblast89) May 25, 2018
Cocky and disrespectful. We’ll see today
— Abiodun sobayo (@Sobiodun) May 26, 2018
Hope Salah scores then hands Ramos the ball, Torres style.#LFC
— Stuart Chapman (@StuJChapman) May 25, 2018
Salah will become a great player, you mark my words!! #ynwa
— Hafiz Idris (@mhafizidris) May 25, 2018