Frank Lampard Fancies Mohamed Salah Beating Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo To Ballon d’Or

Chelsea favourite Frank Lampard believes Mohamed Salah can end the dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with respect to the Ballon d’Or title. One of the pair has won the prestigious accolade over the past 10 years but Lampard feels this trend could come to an end, should Salah guide Liverpool to Champions League success this term.

“Liverpool have attacking talent to worry Roma, most notably Mohamed Salah,” he wrote in his Evening Standard column. “After being named PFA Player of the Year, he can now put himself in the bracket for the Ballon d’Or too. It will be hard for him to break the group that is Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It will take a lot to do that. But if he takes Liverpool to the Champions League title, that could well do it.”

Lionel Messi – Manchester City Are One Of The Strongest Teams Around

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has hailed Manchester City as one of the best teams in this season’s Champions League. The Citizens suffered an exit in the round of 16 stage of the competition last time around but they are in a strong position to progress further this year after having secured a comfortable 4-0 away win to Basel at the same stage.

Philippe Coutinho makes surprise claim about Lionel Messi

Brazil international Philippe Coutinho has suggested that Lionel Messi is becoming a better footballer at Barcelona with every increasing game. The 30-year-old has won every accolade at his grasp at the club level with a major trophy with Argentina being the only thing which has eluded him.

Speaking on 8TV, Coutinho said that Messi is still learning from the beautiful game, and he is pleased to be learning from some of the club's greats including Andres Iniesta at the Camp Nou, he said: "It seems incredible, but every day Messi gets better and better, as a teammate I can only take advantage of my moments with him.

"I’ve learned a lot from everyone and I’ve tried to take advantage of everything they have taught me. Andres (Iniesta) is a genius and anyone who plays with him will make them better. I’m enjoying my time with him and Messi, they are my idols."

Ernesto Valverde explains why Lionel Messi was benched against Juventus

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed that it was an easy decision to bench Lionel Messi during his side's 1-1 draw versus Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Argentina international surprisingly started from the bench in the stalemate and Valverde later confirmed that he wanted to rest the forward after a prolonged run of games.

Messi’s future a huge talking point

Taking into consideration the fact that Lionel Messi is one of the most talented and highly-rated players in the history of football, anything that the Argentine superstar does will probably be talked about or find its way in the headlines of football websites.

The latest point of discussion involving Lionel Messi is involving his future as there are rumors being spread claiming that he has not extended it any further than what it’s currently stated which extends until June of 2018 and that he is ready to make his way out of Camp Nou by the near future.

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