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Evertonian Nevin says Liverpool star Salah 'not at Batshuayi level'

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin believes Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah isn't at the level of Michy Batshuayi!

With 19 league goals, Salah is just two adrift of Harry Kane at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts, and 17 more than Batshuyai.

But with the 24-year-old's decent minutes-per-goal ratio - 97 - former Chelsea star (and Everton winger) Nevin has hailed the striker, even comparing him favourably to Liverpool's Egyptian star.

"Looking at Batshuayi's goal scoring record alone it is hard to figure out why he hasn't been generally lauded more," Nevin said.

“Clubs who use stats and Moneyball to figure out who they should buy must look at Michy and think wow!

"Only two strikers in the Premier League have a better goals-to-minutes-played ratio than him this season in all competitions, Sergio Aguero, who has scored a goal every 95 minutes, and there is of course Harry Kane.

“Michy is currently on a goal every 100 minutes this season and these are the only three players at or under that number in the top flight of English football.

“Even Mo Salah at Liverpool in the midst of his incredible season is not quite at that level, though he has scored a lot more goals and does add a few assists.

“It is not to dismiss the brilliance of players like Salah but the stats are weird here. Michy has scored more goals than Sadio Mane, Dele Alli, Riyad Mahrez and is level with Marcus Rashford."

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