Samatta targets Liverpool scalp

Samatta targets Liverpool scalp
Genk's Mbwana Samatta celebrates after scoring

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019. 16:00

Genk forward Mbwana Samatta is looking forward to his club’s Uefa Champions League clash against holders Liverpool in Belgium this evening.

The defending champions head to Genk having yet to fully fire in Europe’s premier competition this season to face a club who held Napoli to a goalless draw at the very same Cristal Arena earlier this month.

Samatta, 26, is a self proclaimed Manchester United fan and will be hoping to get one over the Red Devils’ eternal rivals as Genk eye a historic win.

“When I was a kid I used to support a Manchester United but we are not talking about Manchester United right now, we are talking about Liverpool,” Samatta is quoted as saying by The Independent.

“We believe Liverpool are a strong team now in the Premier League and European competition and we expect a tough game. We will try to break them down.

“We are playing in front of our own supporters so we want to be happy at the end of the game. We will do our best.

“I think it is a dream game. When you play football you dream about these kind of games.

He continued: “As a kid you watched these kind of games but now you are on the pitch playing the game.

“Everyone (in Tanzania) is talking about the game tomorrow, talking about Ally and (Virgil) Van Dijk, saying I have to do something against him, go past him, dribble.”

Samatta, who has been scoring goals for fun in Belgium over the last few seasons, has six in 13 games during the current campaign.

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