'He’s a great player' - Bernardo Silva heaps praise on Egypt’s Salah ahead of Portugal friendly

Both Premier League stars will take to the pitch as the Pharaohs and the current Euro Championships winner begin preparations ahead of the big summer

Ahead of Portugal’s pre-World Cup friendly encounter with Egypt, Bernardo Silva has heaped praise on Mohamed Salah, describing him as one of the best players in the world.

Salah has been in sensational form since arriving England, and already has 36 goals and 10 assists to his name for Liverpool this season.

And Silva, who plays for English Premier League table-toppers and rivals, Manchester City is looking forward to playing against the former Roma star Letzigrund Stadion on Friday evening.

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"He’s a great player - if not the best, then one of the most important players for Liverpool," Bernardo told Sport 360 .

"It’s great to have some of the best footballers in the world playing against us.

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"Of course, it’s not easy to play against him, because he’s so good, but it’s good."

Egypt will be looking forward to Salah bringing his sublime form to the team as they aim to start their World Cup preparation in style, after a 28-year absence.