MOHAMED SALAH has sensationally suggested he would sacrifice his dream of winning the Champions League this season if it helps Liverpool secure the Premier League title and some fans are in disbelief at the revelation.
The Reds are fighting hard in both competitions with two months remaining in the 2018/19 season.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have let their nine-point lead at the top of the table slip since late December, with Manchester City now a point in front.
But the battle is still well and truly on as little separates the sides with eight games to go.
Europe may serve as an unwanted distraction for last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool, though.
Talismanic forward Salah, who infamously suffered a shoulder injury in the 2018 final before Real Madrid went on to win 3-1, dreams of lifting the trophy.
However, ahead of tomorrow’s round-of-16 second leg tie away to Bayern Munich (0-0 on aggregate), Salah has said: “I will be honest with you, the most prestigious competition for me is the Champions League. But the dream for the entire city and the club is the league.
“So, I am happy to sacrifice my dream for their dream but if we win both that would great and this is what we are trying to do.”
Salah’s stunning admission comes as:
- Jurgen Klopp is told how to get the BEST out of his Egyptian star
- Adam Lallana is surprisingly hailed as Liverpool’s star man in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Burnley
- Alan Shearer backs City for the title but Phil Neville DISAGREES
“Klopp talk wind-ing up Salah brain”
Discussing City and Liverpool’s run in, Salah added: ”The competition is very tough and we have difficult games left as do they.
”All you can do is win your games and hopefully they will fail in one so we can win the title.
“My mind is sharp and there is pressure but I am strong mentally and we just have to keep going.
“We will see what we can do at the end of the season but mentally I am ready for everything.”
Football fans on Twitter condemned Salah’s comments:
One said: “bottling Mode Fully Activated.”
Another added: “What does that even mean”?
A third joked: “Klopp talk wind-ing up Salah brain”.
Another said: “Would be champions with a winning mentality don’t sacrifice one trophy for another. They go for all of them. Klopp has let his inner Pochettino seep into his star players. Unbelievable.”
A fifth insisted: “Should be trying to win both”.
One football fan responded: “I dont understand what that means,so basically Liverpool left the FA cup and carling cup and still ended up being behind man city that took all competitions seriously”.
Another said: “Wow, are they already explaining the loss to Bayern Munich?”
A final one added: Lool small club mentality”.
Salah is expected to start for Liverpool tomorrow at the Allianz Arena (8pm).
Klopp knows an away goal will be crucial for the Reds after Bayern drew a blank at Anfield.
A score draw or a win for Liverpool will see them join Tottenham, Ajax, Manchester United and Porto in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw.
Up next in the Premier League, meanwhile, is a trip down to London to face 19th-placed Fulham on Sunday (2.15pm).