Ben Doak has lauded Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah as one of the best in the world after playing alongside the Egyptian earlier today against Leicester City in a pre-season friendly.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Scottish youth international was blown away by the 31-year-old Liverpool forward, with Doak scoring the Reds final goal in their 4-0 win against the Foxes.

Doak has impressed in Liverpool’s summer fixtures this pre-season, yet Salah has seemingly caught the Scotsman’s eye, with the superstar winger the dream mentor for the 17-year-old wonderkid.

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With Liverpool in the UEFA Europa League next season, there’s a good chance that Doak will get regular minutes in Europe as Salah gets a midweek rest for upcoming Premier League fixtures.

And the teenager’s praise of Salah speaks a lot about how much Doak rates the former AS Roma man, with the Scottish youngster seemingly starstruck by featuring alongside the winger.

Doak said when asked about playing with Salah: “What’s not to like (watching Salah)? He’s one of the best in the world and has been for a few years, I’m just trying to soak it all up, and take in everything I can from him.”

Salah can help mentor Doak into becoming a regular for Liverpool

Liverpool FC v Leicester City:  Pre-Season Friendly
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Doak is set for an explosive first year with Liverpool’s senior team having impressed in pre-season this summer, and being mentored by Salah could help the winger become a regular for Jurgen Klopp’s side next season.

The 17-year-old had the potential to become a superstar for Liverpool one day, and sharing the pitch with world-class players like Salah will be key in Doak hitting his potential with the club.

Indeed, big things are expected from Doak next season, and Salah helping the winger with the ropes of the job will go a long way in the forward becoming a star for Liverpool in the future.

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