The Messi comparisons may be premature, but the simple existence of them says enough.
Thanks to another astonishing display, Mohamed Salah was being spoken about in Messi terms after smashing four goals past Watford in Liverpool's 5-0 win at Anfield on Saturday.
The haul, for which the Egyptian earned a score of 94/100 on the Goal Pressure Index to lead the Pressure Index Team of the Week, took his season tally in the Premier League to a remarkable 28 goals.
Joining Salah in the Team of the Week is Nemanja Matic, who scored and assisted in Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Jose Mourinho's men needed a positive result in the cup after a difficult week, and Matic's starring performance in ensuring that earned him a score of 90/100.
Elsewhere, strong showings from Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela ensured more stars from England's top-six filled the Pressure Index Team of the Week.
Watch the video above to discover the full team.