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​Liverpool legend Carragher on Salah goal: Only Messi can score like that

Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Mohammed Salah after his latest exploits in the Premier League.

Salah, a summer signing for Liverpool from Roma, scored his 21st goal of the Premier League season, as he netted both goals in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

The second goal from Salah drew special praise from Carragher, who said only the likes of Lionel Messi can even attempt to score in that manner.

"The only man who can score that [second] goal is Lionel Messi," he said.

"If you think of Messi and the types of goals he scores, that's what he does in tight areas, dinking the keeper.

"I've run out of things to say. The unfortunate thing for him is that [Manchester] City are having such a good season with Kevin De Bruyne, otherwise he'd absolutely be walking Player of the Year.

"We're seeing something extraordinary 40 miles up the East Lancs Road, otherwise he'd win it. I said a few weeks ago that I think he's one of the best signings by the club in terms of the impact he's made.

"He's got 21 goals now and you've got to remember he's not even a centre forward. He's a winger, really, who cuts in. He's taken a couple of penalties as well, but he hasn't taken all of Liverpool's penalties.

"For the second goal he scored, there's only Messi in world football who can score that, and to say that about any player, sometimes you have to be careful it doesn't get thrown back at you but what else can you say when he produces a goal like that?"

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