Speaking to beIN SPORTS, Arsene Wenger said: “Mohamed Salah is a mixture of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He can run with the ball and give the final ball.
“I think he has improved a lot in giving the final ball. From August up until the Africa Cup of Nations, he was certainly the best player in the world.
“I have seen him score goals this season that are exceptional. On his own as well.”
Salah and Liverpool have hit a stalemate in the talks over a new contract but Wenger believes the Egyptian is right to ask for a salary of £400,000-per-week.
The former Arsenal manager added: “Look, every situation is different and separate. You have to look at the medical record of the player. Never misses a game. You would do it.
“It depends as well on the physical qualities. If he’s quick, very quick, and he loses a bit, then he is still quick. If he’s already limited and slow, then you wouldn’t do it.”
Salah has featured in 35 games across all competitions for Liverpool so far this season, scoring 28 goals and providing 10 assists.