Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has weighed in on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Mohamed Salah debate ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

Both have been in fine form this season, with Salah scoring 12 goals, failing to score in just one game as Liverpool made an unbeaten start to the season across all competitions.

Ronaldo meanwhile nodded in his sixth of the campaign in United's midweek Champions League victory over Atalanta, another late winner, but has also scored five goals for Portugal in World Cup qualifiers so far this term.

The pair will face off at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Yesterday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke glowingly not just about Salah but Liverpool's other forwards who continue to spearhead coach Jurgen Klopp's attack.

And now, Klopp touched on the comparisons between the two.

Klopp said: "You need luck, because things can happen with injuries and so on, but I think the professionalism of both Mo and Cristiano is the one thing you can compare 100 per cent.

"It is probably the same. Mo is incredibly professional. He is really the first one in and very often the last out of all the players.

"He is constantly interested in all the things he can do and has to do to keep or improve the standard. I think he still has a lot to give, 100 per cent.

"It helps him for sure and the team he is playing for then as well and I hope it is for us [in the future]."

Salah scored two gaols in midweek against Atletico Madrid.

The first of which has initially been credited to James Milner, but UEFA ruled that his shot was deflected in off Geoffrey Kongdobia rather than James Milner and Klopp described the mazy dribble and finish as a "special" goal.

He said: It's true that I have been blessed with incredible players during my time but, no, when the ball went over all players in that situation and Mo had to already run pretty quick to get it before the sideline and then he turns, it didn't look for me like a proper goalscoring opportunity to me.

"But challenge by challenge it developed into that. That's the situation and that is the difference between a moment when momentum is not on your side and when momentum is on your side.

"It is all about the quality of Mo in this moment to do it, to try it and you can imagine how much all the players of Atletico knew about this ability and wanted to defend it desperately and still couldn't do it.

"That is pretty special, pretty special.

"I am really happy and more than fine with the players I could watch during my time, and being quite positive when they got the ball, that something special will happen."

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