Liverpool and Barcelona stars Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi have been labelled “cheats” by Netherlands icon Ruud Gullit, but not in the way you’d imagine.
He’s not having a pop at the duo, but in fact complimenting the pair of them by saying they’re good enough to get away with not pressing as much as their team-mates.
The Reds play very high-pressure football and don’t rest on their laurels when playing – Roberto Firmino is in effect the first line of defence for Liverpool.
Gullit suggests Salah cheats by charging at players, but not actually putting a foot in on them whereas the likes of Sadio Mane would.
Take a watch of the video below (via BEIN Sports):
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