Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Barcelona in front of Liverpool’s Mo Salah in May 2019. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images
The highly-anticipated FIFA 22 hits the shelves today.
The popular video game will be snapped up by fans across the globe hoping to lead their favourite team to glory.
One of the world’s best
Kopites will be looking forward to stepping into the shoes of Mo Salah and continue his red-hot goalscoring streak in the virtual world.
The Egyptian has started the season in brilliant fashion, netting eight goals in as many games.
Since arriving at Anfield in 2017, Salah has plundered 133 goals in 211 games.
He's established himself as one of the best players in the world, having helped the Reds win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League the following season.
There's no wonder he's been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the past.
But how does Salah's rating on FIFA 22 compare to his counterparts?
Down the pecking order
It's hardly a surprise that creators EA Sports have again made Lionel Messi the best player on the game.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, who moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer, has been handed a figure of 93.
In second spot is Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski (92) while Messi's fierce foe Cristiano Ronaldo - who returned to Manchester United on summer transfer deadline day - has been handed a score of 91.
It might come as a surprise that Salah is down the list in joint 12th with a score of 89.
The likes of PSG pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar (both 91), Tottenham striker Harry Kane (90) and Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kante (90) have been scored better.
In last year's edition, Salah was rated 90 but has been bumped down a mark after Liverpool finished third in the Premier League. That’s despite the winger netting 31 times in all competitions last term.
Anfield team-mates Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Sadio Mane have all been handed ratings of 89.