Salah finds the Champions League more important than any record
Last Saturday, Salah bagged his 40th goal of the season to become the only third player in the club’s history to fire 40 goals in one season for the Reds.
The Egyptian is the first to score 40 goals since Rush did 31 years ago, and he was recently asked if he prefers to becoming the best goalscorer in the club’s history or help them win the Champions League trophy.
“If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League,’ said Salah. ‘I have no doubt. To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest. It (Rush’s record) is also very close, it’s just seven goals. But let’s see!
“I will try my best to score again and help the team.
“Scoring 40 goals means a lot. But even in the end I said it… I try to score every game to help the team. To get the points.
“That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, we play as 11 players. So each goal for me, or for anyone else is to try to help the team.”
Before scoring against Bournemouth on the weekend, Salah missed a number of chances and it was obvious he was keen on reaching his 40th goal.
“I cannot lie — it is in my mind,’ said Salah. ‘You can see everyone tries to pass the ball to help me. I’m also sure Tottenham’s players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City’s try to help Sergio Aguero.”
“Do I want my team-mates to pass the ball more? Yes, but they pass the ball anyway!
“I am happy to have this feeling, you know. You feel they want to support you and want to help you to score goals. That’s a good feeling.”
Salah has four games left in the Premier League, and after Harry Kane was awarded a goal that was originally recorded for Christian Eriksen, he shared his thoughts on it laughing.
“I don’t want to say anything about that! I don’t want anything about that.
“In the end they said it’s his goal so it’s finished for me. Now we still have four (Premier League) games and they have five or six games so I have to think about my games and we see.”
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