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'Fantastic level': Diego Simeone says Klopp has an 'extraordinary player' at Liverpool

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Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are set to go head to head tonight and Diego Simeone has identified the biggest threat his side will have to deal with – Mohamed Salah.

Almost every Reds fan will tell you that the Egyptian is the best player in the world at the moment, and we may just have to agree with them. Salah has been absolutely incredible since the start of the season.

The 29-year-old has scored 10 goals and has provided four assists in just 10 appearances this season. He is in the form of his life, and it will take a brave man to bet against him scoring against Atleti tonight.

Simeone was asked about Salah and the Atletico Madrid boss didn’t hide his admiration. He labelled the Egyptian as an ‘extraordinary player,’ before heaping praise on Liverpool’s fearless style of play.

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Simeone: Mo Salah is extraordinary

The Atleti boss said, as per Sky Sports: “All I care about really is Liverpool but Mohamed Salah is an extraordinary player, who has been playing at a fantastic level for the last few years with Liverpool and his national team.

Liverpool are going through a fantastic spell of football, they seem to have a different rhythm, and it is a pleasure to see them play. They have no fear to leave spaces at the back. They press high, play a high line, have speed.

“I don’t expect anything other than a team who will make things very difficult for us. We need to match their intensity and then look for our own chances. We will try to find ways to hurt them.

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“The last time we faced Liverpool, we won the game at home before we even entered the stadium. I want that to be remembered.”

If there’s one manager who knows how to get the better of Jurgen Klopp, it’s Simeone. El Cholo has faced the German twice so far and has won both games. He would love nothing more than to make that three wins in three, but it won’t be easy.

Liverpool have looked incredible since the start of the season. Salah has been the best player in the world and it will take something really special to stop him and his teammates in Madrid tonight.

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