Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Salah puts Champions League glory above the rest

Salah puts Champions League glory above the rest

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.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has broken a Premier League record set by legendary Chelsea striker Didier Drogba following his goal against Bournemouth.

Now, Aldridge - writing in his column for Sunday World - feels it is time for Klopp to rest Salah in the league to ensure the Egyptian is fully fit for Liverpool's semi-final against Roma; even if that means losing out on the Golden Boot. Victory for Liverpool was another blow to Chelsea's hopes of Champions League football next season.

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".

There were a few moments against Bournemouth when Salah looked preoccupied by getting to 40 goals, but he made no apology as he wants to outgun Tottenham's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.

"But you know, you can see [against Bournemouth] with the team everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me".

"I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane, and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero".

In many respects, it was the most complete 90 minutes Liverpool have ever produced and certainly the high point for the most entertaining team in Anfield's history. "We had the first one against United, we could not do it and now we have another one against Swansea with our 60,000 people and we are going to try to be champion".

However, Pep Guardiola's men showed why they have been compared with the all-time great teams of the Premier League era by inflicting Spurs' first league defeat since the sides last met at the Etihad in December.

Salah's superb season continued after he found the back of the net in the Reds' 3-0 over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

"In the first half we struggled to live with their pace, energy and intensity, we rode our luck in that period and we were happy to come in 1-0 down".

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