Mohammed Salah scored one of the best goals of the season so far for Liverpool against Manchester City on Sunday and as expected, many fans are starting to compare the Egyptian forward to Chelsea legend Eden Hazard.
Mohammed Salah is no doubt one of the best players in the world right now and his goals for Liverpool this season have been important.
The forward has scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists in just seven games for Liverpool.
With his most recent goal at Manchester City, fans are beginning to compare him with one of the greatest players to have played in the Premier League; Eden Hazard.
The Only Reason Why You Should Not Compare Mohamed Salah To Eden Hazard.
Roles: In modern-day football, even wingers are called forwards and they are supposed to produce goals and assists for the team. While Hazard and Salah are both forwards (Wingers), their roles on the pitch are different. Mohamed Salah plays as an inside-forward for Liverpool.
Salah and Sadio Mane are expected to play off a false nine (either Diogo Jota or Firmino).
Mane and Salah are expected to contribute goals more. Firmino`s job on the pitch for Liverpool is to create chances and open spaces for the likes of Mane and Salah. That is why Firmino does not score many goals for Liverpool.
Meanwhile, when Hazard was at his peak at Chelsea, he was the only creator in the team. Eden Hazard was responsible for creating chances for the Chelsea team and he did not operate only on the wing, he was more of an attacking midfielder for Chelsea than a proper winger.
Mohamed Salah`s Head Map
Mohammed Salah`s heat map shows he only focuses on attacking the right wing, while Sadio Mane focuses on the left wing.
Eden Hazard`s heat map in his most productive season at Chelsea.
The Map shows that Eden Hazard goes everywhere on the pitch to create goals and also score for Chelsea when he was still there.
The heat maps show that Eden Hazard is a different kind of player to Mohammed Salah, Salah might score more or get inside the box 18 more, but Hazard at his prime was a more rounded player.
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