But such are Salah's similarities with the Argentine great, that even his goals are starting to resemble Messi's.
Entering the clash, the Egyptian worldwide said that he really likes the Premier League, because it perfectly suits his game.
Whilst Champions League qualification is the best Liverpool can hope for on the domestic front, they're still in with a shout of winning the Champions League having been drawn with Manchester City in an all-English Quarter-Final tie.
Firmino has fed Salah three times, while the Egyptian's latest assist means he has repaid the favour on no less than four occasions.
Jurgen Klopp's side also remain unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season. Not only he leads the Premier League but he is the golden boot in Europe with the most goals out of all Leagues.
"Salah is a really good player, a strong player, fast and skilful", said City winger Leroy Sane.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggested after the Watford win Egypt global Salah is on the way to being compared with five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi.
Salah, who scored four goals in Liverpool's 5-0 rout of Watford on Saturday, said: "I don't believe that City have always been superior to other clubs this season in the Premier League - despite what everyone says".
The Reds broke the deadlock after just four minutes when Salah showed some good skill before firing past Orestis Karnezis.
And his 36 goals in all competitions is a new record for a Liverpool player in a debut season - eclipsing the 33 scored by Fernando Torres in 2007-08. "Obviously because I play with Kevin, I wish Kevin the best".
Almost 61 percent of his shots have been on target and he takes only 85 minutes to score or a goal which is superior to other competitors (Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are taking 102 and 93 minutes per goal respectively). It could have been really hard tonight.
"He [Messi] has been doing what he's been doing for what feels like 20 years or so. the last player I know who had the same influence on a team performance was Diego Maradona".
According to BBC football pundit Martin Keown, the 25-year-old forward can only get better. "Then we'll know more, but it should not be an issue", Klopp added.