Salah ready to sacrifice UCL dream for league glory

Salah ready to sacrifice UCL dream for league glory
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by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019. 15:00

Mohamed Salah is ready to give up his UEFA Champions League dream in Liverpool's quest of ending their league trophy drought.

The Reds sit a point behind English Premier League leaders Manchester City with eight league game remaining. The Merseyside club, who are aiming to win their first league title in 29 years, have dropped valuable points in recent weeks, having topped the standings for most of the campaign.

Liverpool face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday, following a goalless draw at Anfield last month.

Having lost in the final of last year's competition, Jurgen Klopp's troops are more determined than ever to add a first Champions League crown to their cabinet since 2005, and although Salah views the competition as the "most prestigious", he is desperate to help end the Reds league woes.

"I will be honest with you, the most prestigious competition for me is the Champions League," said Salah as quoted by Sky Sports News.

"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.

The 26-year-old continued: "The competition is very tough and we have difficult games left as do they [Manchester City].

"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," he concluded.

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