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Be Like Messi: Ex-Coach Reveals How Salah Became One Of World's Best

One of Mohamed Salah's former coaches has revealed what Lionel Messi-related advice he gave the Liverpool superstar to help him become one of the world's best players.

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The Egyptian has been named African Footballer of the Year twice, and finished in sixth and fifth place in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Ballon d'Or, respectively.

Today, Salah is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, and former Egypt coach Bob Bradley has now revealed how he once advised the winger to learn from Messi.

"Salah improved a lot since I left the Egyptian NT (national team), he is a great player," the American told Egyptian TV channel Sada El Balad, as cited by Goal.

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"I told him to watch Messi closely so he can improve his performance, and he took my advice.

"Back then, I tried to change his position to play deep as a striker, because he has the speed. He is now one of the best players in the world."

Salah has scored 91 goals and set up another 37 since joining Liverpool in 2016, and helped the Reds win the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup titles along the way.

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In addition, Liverpool are just six points away from lifting their first Premier League title in 30 years, with the English top flight resuming on 17 June. The Reds' first clash after the break will be a Merseyside derby at Everton on 21 June.

Do you think Salah can win the Ballon d'Or in the future? Have your say in the comments section below.

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