Mohamed Salah can become modern great like Messi and Ronaldo, says Klopp

• Liverpool manager says forward can become a modern great
• His season was exceptional but there is one more game to go’

Jürgen Klopp has said Mohamed Salah can follow Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as a modern great but that the forward’s only ambition must be sealing a phenomenal campaign for Liverpool with a starring role in the Champions League final.

Salah has scored 44 goals in his debut season as a Liverpool player, three short of the all-time club record set by Ian Rush in 1984. The Egypt international has one more chance to catch Rush against Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday when Liverpool aim to win the European Cup for a sixth time.

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The Fiver | Occasions like these are not to be missed

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It has been a financial, logistical and physical nightmare but The Fiver has finally completed its journey and all that remains is to fritter away 24 hours or so before kick-off in Saturday’s Big Cup final. The overland trek was gruelling, there have been outrageous bribes, costly misunderstandings and a particularly heated argument over the state of our accommodation, not to mention of our personal hygiene, but all that matters is that when the players of Liverpool and Real Madrid stride out on to the pitch in Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium, The Fiver will be roaring them on from our favourite stool at The Lengthy Barf. Occasions like these are not to be missed! And where else would we be?

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Arsenal in talks with defender Stephan Lichtsteiner over free transfer

• Unai Emery targets 34-year-old Switzerland captain
• Lichtsteiner departing Juventus as a free agent this summer

Arsenal are in talks to sign Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer, with the defender among Umai Emery’s targets this summer. The 34-year-old could become the Arsenal head coach’s first signing after he sought to make contact with the vastly experienced Switzerland captain, who is expected to lead his country at the World Cup finals in Russia next month.

Lichtsteiner, who joined Juve from Lazio in 2011, was previously linked with Borussia Dortmund after confirming he would exit the Serie A club once his contract expires this summer.

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