Arsenal owned midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who’s currently on loan at Besiktas, has spoken to Bein Sports Turkey about his close friend Mohamed Salah.

Salah and Elneny are teammates in the Egyptian national team and they moved to Swiss side Basel together.

When asked what he thinks about the Liverpool star and what his future plans could be, Elneny said: “For me, he’s currently playing for one of best the teams in the world. He’s a superstar at Liverpool. If I were him, I’d stay at Liverpool. You see Eden Hazard is struggling at Real after he moved from Chelsea.

“Of course, Real Madrid is bigger than Liverpool, Barcelona is bigger than Liverpool. But he’s very settled at his current club and this Liverpool team is up there with the best. I don’t know what he thinks inside but I would definitely stay at Liverpool.

“Liverpool fans love him. He’s scoring goals. He’s on course to become a Liverpool great and I think that’s perfect.”

The Besiktas loanee also said he sees Salah as his brother, and he wants him to have further success in his career.

Since joining Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017, Salah has been a revelation under Jurgen Klopp. He finished his first season with the Merseyside club as the top scorer in the Premier League and has continued to provide goals for the Reds.

Last season he helped Liverpool to their sixth Champions League victory, scoring in the final, and he now looks set to pick up a Premier League medal.