Salah puts Champions League glory above the rest

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

The Egyptian king also became the first Arab player to score 30 goals in one season in the English Premier League and 40 goals in his first season with Liverpool in various tournaments.

Asked whether he would prefer to win the Champions League or an individual honour, Salah said: "If you had a choice, then of course the Champions League".

Buoyed by their progression to the Champions League semi-finals after dispatching of Manchester City in midweek, the Reds were at their effervescent best against the Cherries. "I don't care about the rest".

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has called for Kop boss Jurgen Klopp to think wisely in terms of team selection ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma, suggesting to use talisman Mohamed Salah sparingly during domestic competition.

Liverpool's terrific trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino made their mark on the scoresheet, with Mane getting the Reds off to a flyer by netting as early as the 7th minute.

But it took nearly 70 minutes for the sensational Salah to get his moment as he rose to head Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross over Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic.

He has seven goals left to score until he beats Roger Hunt's record of scoring the most goals for Liverpool in a single season.

"It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team", he told United Kingdom newspapers.

But can he break Rush's record of 47 set back in the 1983-84 season?

The goal also saw the Egypt global reach the 40-goal mark across all competitions; a feat that he achieved in just 45 games.

He added: "Of course I can not lie - it is in my mind. And what a number of goals we scored as team, around about 100 as a team, I don't know, didn't count".

"I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane, and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero". That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, we play as 11 players.

"In the end they said it's his goal, so it's finished for me".