Barcelona star Lionel Messi shuts down Man City hopes

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Mohamed Salah of Liverpool pose for a photo with his Premier League Golden Boot Award after the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has heaped praise on the meteoric rise of Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah but does not believe he is on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool forward and Premier League Golden Boot victor Mohamed Salah says there's more to come from him next season after breaking another record on Sunday.

A combination of factors have seen him fleetingly linked with Premier League champions Manchester City over recent years - namely the necessary financial means, the presence of his old mentor Pep Guardiola and the prospect of linking up with long-time friend and worldwide colleague Sergio Aguero in attack.

However, the 25-year-old was quick to play down the comparisons and insisted that he would have to maintain his current form over the course of a very long period to deserve such comparisons. Their performance level is stable. I hope I can do so.

Salah has dismissed talk of comparisons to Ronaldo. Staying on track in a season like this it's really hard, he's still a young boy and I am really happy with how he dealt with it.

"There is still work to do, I'm happy with that, but in his mind he wants to too". I have had a great season. Messi added. Though Barcelona won La Liga and the Copa del Rey this season, Real Madrid will go for their third straight Champions League trophy when they face Liverpool in the final on May 26 in Kiev.

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