Date: 18th October 2019 at 7:30am
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Sky Sports pundit Stuart Pearce has been raving about Leeds United forward Eddie Nketiah and claiming that his movement reminds him of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

Nketiah, 20, has been somewhat of a fringe player during his loan spell at Elland Road this season with the Arsenal youngster failing to start a single match in the Championship.

However he has still managed to impress by scoring two goals in his seven appearances off the bench in the league.

Pearce has been full of praise for Nketiah and has compared him to £200,000-a-week [Spotrac] Liverpool and Egypt forward Salah

“I think if I was a striker in this day and age, a young English striker, I’d just copy Mo Salah in his movement, running in behind,” Pearce told BT Sport, as quoted by Goal.

“Nketiah’s certainly got that trait about him. The ones that run in behind are the ones that score goals in the modern game.”

OPINION

It is certainly high praise for Nketiah to be compared to Salah. The 20-year-old forward has been superb this season for Leeds in the Championship, even though he has not really had the most game-time in the world. Nketiah has also impressed while on duty for the England Under-21s side by scoring a great hat-trick in the 5-1 win against Austria’s Under-21s earlier this week. Nketiah now has seven goals in seven appearances for the Young Lions and surely Marcelo Bielsa has to hand him his first league start of the season soon. How can a player he compared to a world-class star like Salah and only be used on the bench? It does not make a lot of sense, especially when Patrick Bamford is keeping Nketiah out of the side and he is hardly in prolific form at the moment with zero goals in his last six Championship outings.