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Brazil legend Rivaldo recommends Mohamed Salah to Barcelona

15:55 GMT+3 24/05/2018
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With over 40 goals in his debut season at the Merseyside, the 25-year-old has been backed to be a great addition to Ernesto Valverde's squad

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is the English Premier League star Barcelona need to sign this summer, according to 1999 Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo.

Salah, who won the EPL Golden Boot award, is enjoying a tremendous season and is set to feature in this season's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

The forward’s outstanding performance has attracted interest from the LaLiga giants. However, Rivaldo believes the Egypt international can add something to their archrivals.

“From the Premier League? Salah - he’s a great player. He is a game changer,” Rivaldo told DailyMail.

Salah's starring role for Liverpool this season has drawn comparisons with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after guiding the Reds to the Champions League final billed for Kiev on Saturday.

But the former AC Milan and Barcelona winger has urged 44-goal hero to maintain his form and be consistent.

 “If he isn't there, he's close, but he needs to keep it up, like they do,” he added.

“I hope he does that as well, in other championships, that it's not just a one championship thing.

“He has to keep what Ronaldo and Messi kept for 10 years - he's very close now.

“He'll face more difficulties as the Premier League is harder than the Spanish Championship.”