UCL: Roma keeper Alisson compares Salah to Lionel Messi

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 01/05/2018

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson has compared Mohamed Salah to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League second leg clash on Wednesday at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome.

Alisson feels his ex-teammate and Liverpool forward is in such great form that he is "feared like" Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Salah has been in great form for the Anfield outfit since leaving Roma for England and his brilliance has fetched him personal awards after scoring 43 goals in all competition so far.

The Egyptian is also being suggested as a contender for the Ballon d'Or, particularly given his inspirational form in helping Liverpool to the Champions League semi-finals.

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He found the back of the net twice against his former side in the first leg of the semi-final, which Liverpool won 5-2, and Alisson thinks Salah evokes as much fear as Messi.

"It's tough," He [Salah] has innate talent and now has an incredible confidence in himself, but we can stop him playing as a team.

"Messi is the strongest player I've played against, but now Momo [Salah] is feared like him. "With the season he's having he can get into contention for the Ballon d'Or, or at least get among the top three, even if the games are done after the Champions League and especially after the World Cup," Alisson told Gazzetta Dello Sport. "

Roma is looking to over the 5-2 deficit against Liverpool when they entertain the Reds on Wednesday in the second leg of the encounter.