The ongoing argument between Liverpool and Chelsea fans about who is better out of Mo Salah and Eden Hazard continues to rage on social media.
Salah has just recorded his sixth goal in the Champions League group stages this season, and one account on Twitter commented that Hazard has only managed nine in his entire career:
6 goals in the Champions League group stage this season for Mo Salah.
As a comparison, Eden Hazard has scored 9 Champions League goals in his entire career.
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) November 24, 2021
Some fans were astonished at the sizeable gap between the two in terms of goals scored in Europe’s top competition:
That’s an unreal stat
— Jason Paul Lavine (@LavineJason) November 24, 2021
It’s not fair to compare the king with average player
— abdel hamid💎 (@ahmh71) November 24, 2021
And people still say Hazard is clear, Salahs literally the best in the world rn
— Patrizzio #BLM (@JustAnotherTwa3) November 24, 2021
LOL Salah is so so so clear
— liverpool opinions➐ (@dj_mitosis) November 24, 2021
Stop comparing him with finished players
He have moved to be compared to neymar, mbappe
— Zubair zaki (@RehanaA70237144) November 24, 2021
Thought we moved from this comparison. Salah has proved himself enough
— WAZI_LAD🥱 (@wazi_lad) November 25, 2021
People can argue about whether the two players are comparable, considering Salah plays more like a wide forward, while Hazard’s role meant he was less focused on being a goalscorer.
However, the stark difference in terms of goal contributions does make a big case for Salah. The Egyptian has now scored 32 goals for Liverpool in Europe, just nine behind Steven Gerrard in the club’s all-time list. He may not get the record this season but there’s no doubt he’ll surpass it before he finishes his career at Anfield.