Tuesday Apr 06, 2021. 11:00
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has finally broken his silence on rumours linking Mohamed Salah to the record 13-time European Cup winners.
Salah, 28, continues to be linked with a move to Spain despite being contracted to Liverpool until 2023, but Zidane wasn’t about to get dragged into those talks with the Frenchman firm in his response.
“Since he’s not our player, I’m not going to get into that,” Zidane said this week, ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Madrd.
“Salah’s not our player either, all I’m interested in is tomorrow [Tuesday].”
Real host Liverpool in a Uefa Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie on Tuesday evening.
Tonight’s meeting between the two European giants will be the first since the 2018 final in Kiev, which Real won 3-1.
In that match, Salah had to leave the pitch just after the half-hour mark with a shoulder injury following a clash with Los Blancos skipper Sergio Ramos.
The Egyptian winger has scored in his last three Champions League matches for Liverpool, including in back-to-back ties against RB Leipzig.
In total, Salah has scored 25 goals in 43 Champions League matches for the Reds.