Salah can match Ronaldo & Messi, says Liverpool teammate Robertson

CRISTIANO RONALDO

CRISTIANO RONALDO

"The great players are winning the Champions League, the World Cup, the Copa America", he told El Chiringuito.

Coach Fernando Santos too wants his star man to enjoy his rest period before getting down to business in the World Cup, where Portugal have been drawn alongside Spain, Morocco and Iran.

'It feels like the right moment for someone to take their chance at this World Cup, ' said Coutinho.

'For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that.

Robertson believes the Egyptian winger can achieve similar success to Ronaldo and Messi. Obviously he rushed off to get a scan and he was devastated after the final, and I think a part of him was probably anxious about the World Cup.

However, recent reports suggest Salah might only miss Egypt's opening match of the tournament against Uruguay, and Robertson hopes to see his team mate showing off his talents in Russian Federation.

Salah is a very popular figure in the Liverpool dressing room and Robertson shared a conversation he had with the former Roma winger ahead of the Champions League final. "Those are the players I would pick out".

Currently Ronaldo is preparing for the World Cup in Russian Federation with Portugal, with the Seleção das Quinas' final friendly before the World Cup against Algeria on Thursday.

"Watching Mo Salah since then has been fantastic", he added."He can do well in the World Cup, too - it all depends on how far his team can go".

'He is going to be a player who will be a big hero at Liverpool for a long time, I am totally convinced of that. But we also know what Neymar can bring.