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Champions League final updates: Teammate Dejan Lovren says Mo Salah is 'similar to Lionel Messi'

Updated On 23 May, 2018 Published On

Football, this era is pretty much owned by the two Spanish side fanatics, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But without any doubts, the 2017-18 has been the Mohamed Salah season.

The Liverpool front also had a captivating performance at the Champions League, with 10 goals in 12 appearances and 4 assists. And Liverpool's front three, Salah, Robert Firmino and Sadio Mane has bagged 29 goals this season, succeeding the record of 28 goals set by Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in the 2013/14 season for Real Madrid.

CAPTION: Mohamed Salah's 2017-18 season in numbers
SOURCE: CNN

On Sunday, May 27 at 12:30 AM the Premier League giants will face the Spanish side for the greatest club-footballing glory in Kiev.

VIDEO: Mohamed Salah's 2017-18 season

Ahead of the final, Sallah's teammate Dejan claims Salah is at the same level as the two of the meteorites of the 21st century, Messi and Ronaldo, are.

Mo Salah is a player who gives everything on the training ground,

Lovren told CNN Sport's Christina Macfarlane ahead of the UCL final clash of the season.

And I would say he is more similar to (Lionel) Messi. He knows when is the right time and the right moment to accelerate or to speed the game up.

He's shown that he fits in this team perfectly, he's had an amazing season and he's now, not without reason, the best striker in the world with 44 goals,

said the Croatia and Liverpool's defender Lovren.

He's one of the top three at the moment.

VIDEO: Mohamed Salah's 9 goals in Champions League (2017-18)

Liverpool has a good history at Champions League, winning 5 UEFA trophies (in 1977, 1978, 1981 & 2005). Will Salah led his team to their second UEFA trophy of the 21st century?