Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah believes The Reds’ Champions League success in Madrid has spurred them on and is enjoying “unbelievable” feeling of being league champions.
In the last 14 months, Liverpool have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the Premier League title. Under Jürgen Klopp’s guidance, The Reds have gone from strength-to-strength with Salah playing a huge part in the club’s progress.
Salah joined Liverpool in 2017 from Serie A side AS Roma. Since then, The Egyptian King has been, quite simply, a Premier League phenomenon scoring 73 league goals and providing 28 assists in three seasons.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com as part of its Champions series, the former FC Basel forward revealed how he never had a preference between lifting the Champions League trophy or the Premier League trophy – thankfully, he has now done both.
“Always when people asked me what you prefer, Premier League or Champions League? I always say both – thankfully we’ve got both. That’s great.
“It [winning the league this season] feels great… It’s great, it’s unbelievable. Since I came here I said I wanted to win the Premier League with this club. What I’m seeing from the fans and the people here is unbelievable, I’m really happy and enjoying it.”
Salah spoke of how losing out on the Premier League by a solitary point in 2018/19 drove Klopp’s men on to the next level.
“OK, first of all, it’s great to win the Champions League because it’s still the Champions League – wow, what an achievement for the team.
“Then, losing the Premier League with one point is also kind of disappointing, but if you see how many points we got in the season, and how we played, we were also proud of ourselves. But it’s kind of disappointing because we lost in the end. But the good thing is that we fought back and we won it.”
When asked if he felt that bouncing back after their defeat to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final in Kyiv was vital to the team’s mentality, Salah said:
“I’m sure, yeah. It gave us more confidence.
“Imagine we lost the Champions League for the second time, the second year in a row and lost the Premier League with one point difference… you’re going to be disappointed. But it gave us more confidence.”
Salah and co return to Premier League action on the weekend of September 12th. The Reds will play either Arsenal or Chelsea in the Community Shield curtain-raiser on August 29th.
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