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​Wijnaldum confident Liverpool teammate Salah competing with Ronaldo & Messi

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum believes that his teammate Mohamed Salah is capable of competing with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Salah's record breaking goal scoring exploits (44 in all competitions) have drawn comparisons to the two best footballers in the world. Many now say he is on the level of Ronaldo and Messi.

The Netherlands international told ESPN FC: "It's difficult to say. Messi and Ronaldo do it for years, but this season, he can definitely compete with them.

"But if you want to speak about the level of Messi and Ronaldo, a player has to do it for many more years.

"I don't know how many years they have been doing it, how many years they have been first and second in the Ballon d'Or, it is unbelievable.

"[Antoine] Griezmann is another player you can say is there with Ronaldo and Messi, but it is difficult to say.

"What I do know is that a player has to do it for many more years to compete with those two because what they are doing is unbelievable.

"I don't think you will ever see players who are so consistent, playing the way they are doing - scoring goals, being important for their club, winning trophies and individual trophies."

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