Liverpool's African duo, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
Tuesday May 28, 2019. 17:00
Twelve months after being forced from the field due to injury in the Uefa Champions League final in Kiev, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has a shot at redemption.
The Egypt international was reduced to tears following a coming together with Sergio Ramos that ended his game prematurely, as the Reds ultimately fell to a 3-1 defeat.
As a result, the 26-year old will be desperate to make amends in Madrid this Saturday when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur in this season's final.
Salah's teammate Jordan Henderson believes the forward will be fired up to prove his worth on the greatest stage of them all.
“That would have been a massive disappointment, everything he [Salah] had done leading up to it and having to come off,” said Henderson. “It will be a big motivation to him to go out and show what he can do in a Champions League final.
“You do feel the need as a team to comfort him—as a person rather than anything else. He was so emotional that he couldn’t contribute to that game. Now we have been given this opportunity again and I’m sure he can’t wait to get out there again.”
Salah has contributed 26 goals across all competitions this season, building on the solid first season he enjoyed at Anfield which conjured 44 goals.