Brazil legend Ronaldo compared Mo Salah to Lionel Messi ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League final.
The former Real Madrid star, 41, is keeping a close eye on events in Kiev as Liverpool prepare for the huge clash.
And Ronaldo believes he sees shades of Messi in 25-year-old Salah’s ability to cut inside and destroy teams with his left foot.
He told El Partidazo de COPE:“Salah, I love him. He is an incredible player with a tremendous quality.
“He looks like Messi. I recently read him saying that I had been his inspiration and I was excited.”
Ronaldo thinks the evening kick-off will see plenty of goals given the wealth of attacking talent on display, as well as some leaky defences.
But despite hailing Salah, he is tipping Los Blancos to win an incredible third title in a row.
He added: “My result is 3-2 for Madrid.
“If they win the final it will be an unprecedented event in their history. I am very optimistic.
“There were doubts during the year.
“But Real Madrid came together and have achieved something historic.”