Mo Salah vs Kylian Mbappe - Who has more goal contributions this season?

Kylian Mbappe has been a hot topic on Merseyside in recent weeks. 

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar continues to be linked with an unlikely move to Liverpool, with the Frenchman expected to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks.

The World Cup winner is out of contract with PSG at the end of the season and could leave the French champions for free next summer.

If he doesn't sign a new contract with the side from the French capital, he is likely to make the move to Real Madrid or Liverpool, the former being the more probable destination by some margin.

However, as rumours continue to swirl, links with Mbappe have got Liverpool supporters thinking about the club's future.

Should the Reds try everything in their power to sign Mbappe? Would Mbappe disrupt a harmonious Liverpool squad? Given his eye-watering financial demands, would it make sense to move for Mbappe?

Anfield Watch's writers recently analysed these very questions, but debates continue to rage on regarding a potential transfer.

However, when looking at this season's numbers, Mohamed Salah has shown that he continues to compete with the likes of Mbappe, perhaps suggesting that Liverpool don't need to splash the cash on the PSG attacker.

According to Squawka, both Mbappe and Salah both boast 22 goal contributions in their respective domestic leagues this season - the joint second-most of any players in the top five European divisions.

Only Bayern Munich's Harry Kane has produced more combined goals and assists (27), underlining just how impressive both Mbappe and Salah have been this term.

However, Salah (14G, 8A) continues to match Mbappe (19G, 3A) despite being six years older than the Frenchman and playing in a more competitive league.

The numbers were fairly similar last season as well between the pair, Salah producing 46 goal contributions to Mbappe's 51 in all competitions, albeit the Liverpool winger played eight more matches.

Mbappe will undoubtedly overtake Salah in the coming weeks given the Egyptian is currently representing his country at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, but it's worth remembering just how sensational Liverpool's No. 11 has been this season.

Signing Mbappe would be wonderful in an ideal world, but Salah's brilliance can't be ignored.

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