Heart Of Football

Salah must keep up form to match Messi & Ronaldo

If peace breaks out in the Eternal City and Liverpool are able to complete their Champions League semi-final against Roma on Wednesday, the Italians can at least say that they helped Mohamed Salah on his way.

The shadow of the Liverpool fan beaten into a coma outside Anfield before the first leg last week hangs like a pall. The brilliance of Salah scoring twice and creating two more goals in the Reds' 5-2 win shines like a beacon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Salah must keep up form to match Messi & Ronaldo'. Print Edition | Subscribe