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Salah hopes to win Champions League title with Liverpool


(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

star hopes to guide the Reds to the UEFA Champions League title this season.

The Reds advanced to the final 8 of this season’s Champions League after earning a 5-0 aggregate victory over Portuguese side FC Porto; with all five goals coming in the away-leg at Estádio do Dragão. They have been drawn against Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the competition.

The first leg is at Anfield on 4 April at Anfield, with the return on 10 April at the Etihad Stadium.

“The Champions League draw is very good. We know Manchester City well and they know us too. We’ll definitely work hard to win and reach the semi-final,” Salah said during a press conference on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah

(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Liverpool were the only team to beat the Citizens in the Premier League this season as they defeated them 4-3 in January at Anfield after they fell to a 5-0 humiliating defeat at Etihad Stadium earlier in the season.

No Egyptian has ever managed to play in the Champions League semi-finals, and Salah can make history if he guides Liverpool to the semi-finals.

Read: Salah’s four-goal performance against Watford sets series of records

“I hope to win the Champions League title with Liverpool. I have a target that I want to achieve but I won’t reveal it until the end of the season,” Salah added.

After scoring four goals against Watford on Saturday, Salah is now leading the golden boot race with 28 goals, four goals above second-placed Harry Kane.

Several pundits and coaches have compared the Egypt international to Lionel Messi, with his coach Jurgen Klopp saying on Saturday that Salah bears some similarities to the Argentinean star.

“It’s definitely a good thing to be compared to a big player like Messi. And I’m talking about comparison in terms of goals only which is a good thing,” Salah added.

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