Souness is, however, reluctant to compare Salah to the greats until he has delivered over a prolonged period of time.
The former Reds midfielder told theDaily Mail: “He is fabulous but it’s only his second year. Come back in five years.
“When you talk about those Liverpool greats, they had players who won everything. Some great team men, great goalscorers, longevity.
“This is only Salah’s second season but I do believe he has the potential to be in that category.”
While tipping Liverpool’s talismanic frontman to deliver more inspirational showings in the future, Souness claims he is not the most devastating performer in thePremier League.
The Scot considers Chelsea playmaker Hazard to take that crown, with the Belgian having shown himself to be a more complete player over a number of years.
Asked to make his selection of the English top-flight’s finest, Souness said: “If I could take one it would be Eden Hazard.
“I think Salah will be a better goalscorer but in terms of all-round play [Hazard].”
Liverpool will not be overly concerned by Salah’s standing among the elite if he can maintain his current standards, with their fixture list calling for more input from key men.
The Reds, who remain unbeaten at the top of the Premier League table, are set to play host toManchester Unitedon Sunday, with games againstWolves, Newcastle andArsenalto come before the turn of the calendar year.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will then open 2019 with a crunch clash against defending championsManchester Cityon January 3.