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Brighton boss Chris Hughton makes huge claim preferring De Bruyne over Salah

In the last 10 years, there has always been the debate about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s comparison. Now, the power is shifting back into Premier League where there is a constant comparison between Liverpool’s debutant Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s already established player Kevin de Bruyne. Now joining the debate Liverpool’s next opponent Brighton boss Chris Hughton makes huge claim preferring De Bruyne over Salah.

Salah is only in his first season with the Reds but he has already won two individual awards. He has bagged PFA Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year awards with his 43 goals in 50 games in all competition for Liverpool, but he has yet to convince everyone that he is the best out there.

Brighton boss Hughton said as Liverpool Echo reports, “For me, De Bruyne is the more complete player and I think it’s taken an exceptional season from Salah to win the awards ahead of De Bruyne. The progress that De Bruyne has made in the last couple of seasons has been huge and the player that I think could play for any team in the world.”

He adds, “But Salah’s has been exceptional and I think it would be probably so unusual and unjust to take it away from him; to score that many goals in one season in the way that the game is now and how competitive the game is now, I think speaks volumes for the way Liverpool play and for him as an individual.”

It’s difficult to decide between De Bruyne and Salah because they play the different ball game. But it has been the case from last 10 years where we get into the comparison of a goal scorer and playmaker. Messi and Ronaldo also have different games but they have been constantly compared. We hope De Bruyne become more lethal in the final third in coming years and become a constant goal scorer as Messi to be compared fairly with Salah.


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