Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has four goals in five games for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Premier League so far this season.
Salah has been nothing short of revelation since arriving at Liverpool, with the Egyptian scoring 75 times in 111 appearances for the Reds across all competitions.
Salah was on the scoresheet again at the weekend, as Liverpool picked up a 3-1 win over Newcastle United.
And Wenger admits that he actually sees similarities between the Liverpool man and the Barcelona icon.
“He has similarities with Messi, but he must find the consistency as Messi,” Wenger said. “I find him as good as finisher as Messi.”
Messi is actually yet to get up and running for Barcelona this season, as he has been injured, but Salah has started the campaign in fine form.
The 27-year-old has hit four goals in five Premier League appearances for Liverpool to date, with the Reds starting the season in blistering fashion.
Liverpool have taken maximum points from their first five games this term, which leaves them already five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are next in action tonight, when they take on Napoli in the Champions League.