Atletico Madrid v Liverpool: Mohamed Salah is extraordinary, says Diego Simeone

Mohamed Salah goes into Tuesday’s sport on the again of an excellent help and aim within the 5-0 win in opposition to Watford on Saturday

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has described Mohamed Salah as “extraordinary” earlier than Tuesday’s Champions League sport with Liverpool.

Salah has scored in every of his previous eight video games for the Reds, together with his newest strike an excellent particular person effort in opposition to Watford on the weekend.

That prompted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to label the Egypt ahead “the very best” participant on this planet.

“Mohamed Salah is a rare participant,” stated Simeone.

“He has been enjoying at a unbelievable degree for the previous few years with Liverpool and his nationwide group.”

Nevertheless Simeone says it’s not simply Salah his facet must be cautious of.

Liverpool are unbeaten in all competitions to this point this season and are prime of Group B within the Champions League with two wins from two.

“They’re going by means of a unbelievable spell of soccer, they appear to have a unique rhythm, and it’s a pleasure to see them play,” stated Simeone.

“They don’t have any worry to go away areas on the again. They press excessive, play a excessive line, have velocity.”

‘Atletico are a unique animal, however not a weaker one’

Liverpool had been knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid when the 2 sides final met, with the Spanish facet profitable each legs of their last-16 tie in early 2020.

“We misplaced each video games the final time in opposition to them,” stated Klopp.

“I am a constructive particular person however I am not that constructive to assume we have now these video games in our pockets.

“They’ve modified gamers and system so we face a unique animal, however not a weaker one. The core are nonetheless collectively, and have been for some time, they usually know win soccer video games.”

Curtis Jones missed Saturday’s win in opposition to Watford with an harm picked up on England Underneath-21s responsibility and, though he has returned to coaching, he has not travelled to Madrid.

Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara stays sidelined with a calf downside.

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