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Mohamed Salah has etched his name into Liverpool folklore since joining in 2017, but the debate on where he ranks amongst the club’s other greats is rife. The 29-year-old was recently emphatically snubbed in a discussion surrounding the best attacker in Liverpool’s history.
Many consider Salah as one of the world’s best players after his phenomenal start to the season.
The Egyptian forward has scored nine goals in as many games at the start of the 2021/22 campaign, including a stunning solo goal against Manchester City on Sunday.
He has been at the forefront of the ‘best Premier League player’ debate for years, alongside the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk.
And despite helping Liverpool to a Premier League and Champions League title in the last three seasons, Ally McCoist thinks he’s still way behind the Reds’ best-ever attacking star.
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During a debate on talkSPORT, McCoist argued fellow Scot Sir Kenny Dalglish is comfortably ahead of Salah as Liverpool’s best-ever attacker.
He said: “Just calm down. Calm down. Is he [Salah] the finest striker to grace Anfield? No, he’s not. Kenny Dalglish is, by some considerable distance.
“Kenny Dalglish was one of the most fantastic football players I’ve ever seen.
“Salah is brilliant, by the way. This is all about opinions, and, let’s be honest, it’s a generation thing.
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“Rush’s goalscoring was ridiculous. The partnership he formed with Dalglish was as good as anything I’ve ever seen.
“But for all-round ability – the question was who is the best striker, not who is the best goalscorer – you had an argument for Rush or Salah, I get all that.”
McCoist went on the detail his admiration for his former teammate Dalglish, describing him as the best striker he’s ever seen – full stop.
“Best striker, in my opinion, that I’ve ever seen would be Kenny Dalglish. Oh, man alive, what a player. I mean, seriously. He’s incomparable.
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“Kenny had a left foot, right foot, header – unbelievably intelligent, incredibly intelligent. The most intelligent footballer I ever played with. He was just amazing.
“He won’t thank me for saying it, but he had a backside on him, not quite like Red Rum, but he could turn defenders. He had a low centre of gravity, he was strong, brave – what a football player.
“Some of the goals he scored. He scored tap-ins, he scored benders with his left foot, volleys, you name it, everything.
“And he had the vision and the amount of goals he created for Ian Rush was just remarkable.”
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