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Pep Guardiola: Mohamed Salah can’t be compared to Sergio Aguero yet

During the embargoed portion of his Friday press conference ahead of Liverpool vs Manchester City, Pep Guardiola was asked the question of who is the better goalscorer: Sergio Aguero or Mohamed Salah

Liverpool ace Salah was the breakout star in last season’s Premier League, winning the Golden Boot with 32 goals from his 36 appearances. Because of injuries, Aguero made 25 appearances, scoring 21 goals in the league.

For Guardiola though, it’s unfair to compare Salah to Aguero because of Kun’s longevity. The 30-year-old has scored 148 goals in 213 Premier League appearances, delivering the goods year after year in a stay that has led to the Argentine winning the Premier League twice and scoring the most famous goal in the league’s history.

Guardiola said when asked the question: “He (Salah) is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future.

“But a guy who has the quality to score 50 goals in a season always has that quality. But football is all about ups and downs.

“Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future. When you are in there scenting goals sometimes this happens.

“Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn’t score goals.

“How many years has Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years? For Salah it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years.”

The two go head to head today when Manchester City visit Liverpool, looking to end a 15 year winless run at Anfield where the Blues have had little joy for a long time.

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