Mohamed Salah admits he is proud to have drawn comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.
The Egypt international has been a revelation since his move from Roma last summer, scoring 44 goals in all competitions, and will spearhead Liverpool's assault on a sixth European crown in Kiev.
Ronaldo, himself, confessed he had been impressed with Salah's exploits this season but the 25-year-old admits he needs to show he can reproduce his goalscoring exploits over a longer period before he can even begin to be mentioned in the same breath as the Real Madrid legend.
'I feel great about the numbers,' he told BT Sport.
'Everyone is talking about Ronaldo and Messi because they've been at that level of 15/13 years so I'm proud to see myself compared to them.'
The final has, in some quarters, been billed as a straight shootout between Salah and Ronaldo, but the former Chelsea misfit insists the result will boil down to more than a battle between two individuals.
'It's the final game, it's not about Salah or Ronaldo, it's about the clubs,' he added.
'I want to make everyone proud, I want to make everyone in the city happy, in Egypt, over the world.
'I just need to think about the game, nothing else, just do my job.'