Wednesday Apr 18, 2018. 16:31
Despite breaking a number of records in the current English Premier League campaign with Liverpool, Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah says winning the UEFA Champions League is more important.
The Reds attacker broke Ian Rush’s historical goal scoring record, but says winning the Champions League is more prestigious than personal records.
Last Saturday, Salah bagged his 40th goal of the season to become only the third player in the club’s history to score 40 goals in one season for the Reds.
The Egyptian is the first to score 40 goals since Rush did 31 years ago, but the forward would prefer to lift the Champions League trophy rather than celebrate personal accolades.
“If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League,” said Salah.
“I have no doubt. To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest. It (Rush’s record) is also very close, it’s just seven goals. But let’s see!
“I will try my best to score again and help the team.
“Scoring 40 goals means a lot. But even in the end I said it… I try to score every game to help the tea to get the points.
“That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, we play as 11 players. So each goal for me, or for anyone else is to try to help the team.”
Before scoring against Bournemouth on the weekend, Salah missed a number of chances and it was obvious he was keen on reaching his 40th goal.
“I cannot lie — it is in my mind. You can see everyone tries to pass the ball to help me,” he continued.
“I’m also sure Tottenham’s players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City’s try to help Sergio Aguero.
“Do I want my team-mates to pass the ball more? Yes, but they pass the ball anyway!
“I am happy to have this feeling, you know. You feel they want to support you and want to help you to score goals. That’s a good feeling.”