Cristiano Ronaldo content now he's in complete World Cup mode

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However, Robertson has backed Salah to build on his brilliant season and eventually rank alongside the LaLiga pair as one of the best players in the world.

Robertson believes his team-mate has reached a world class level by emulating the striking deeds of the true elite like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo continued to defy the passing of time last term as he netted 15 goals in Real's third successive Champions League-winning campaign, while he also returned 26 goals in 27 La Liga games.

He will eventually open up on his club future, as he pointed out back in Ukraine, but for the moment he will remain silent as the World Cup is the only thing lurking on his mind.

Coutinho, who is expected to feature in Brazil's friendly against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday, enjoyed half a season alongside Salah before his move to Spain and has seen enough to know he will be a firm Liverpool favourite for years to come.

'For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that.

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"The quality increases having the best player in the world with us but the demand continues to be the same", said Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho in Monday's news conference.

Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer, is always a magnet for attention and media interest in Portugal's all-time leading scorer has been heightened by his recent comments suggesting that might leave Real Madrid.

'It depends on how the tournament goes, of course, but they have the talent to do it.

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