Milner admits he is 'surprised' by recent form of Liverpool 25-year-old
Liverpool midfielder James Milner has heaped praise on his Reds teammate Mohamed Salah, but insists the Egyptian will want to make his own history an Anfield after being compared to Luis Saurez.
Salah has made a sensational start to his Liverpool career, scoring 17 goals in 21 appearances for the Reds in all competitions since joining from Roma on a five-year deal in the summer.
The 25-year-old has become the fastest player to score 14 goals for the club and his incredible scoring record has lead to comparisons with former Liverpool striker Luis Saurez.
However, Milner insists that the Egyptian international will want to make his own history at Anfield.
“They are both top players,” Milner told Sky Sports.
“It is obviously nice being compared to top players, but ultimately he wants to play his own way. He is a different player to Suarez and hopefully he can keep delivering and improving.”
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Milner heaped praise on Salah but admitted that he was surprised at how quickly the forward has been able to make an impact for the Reds.
“I am pleasantly surprised at how well he has done so quickly, I know what a good player he is,” said Milner.
“So it is a big change for anyone to do that and for him to hit the ground running like he has and played as well as he has and scored the goals, that is credit to him.”
Salah’s only previous experience of English football was with Chelsea in 2014, but he failed to make an impact, making just six Premier League starts.
Liverpool are currently fifth in the Premier League table and face newly-promoted Brighton at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds are 14 points behind unbeaten leaders Manchester City, but will go into the game full of confidence having won four of their last five league matches.
In other Liverpool news, this 25-year-old attacker has admitted that his time at Anfield has been difficult.