Friday, 27 April, 2018

'I don't care about the rest' - Salah eyes Champions League

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tipped to end Ballon d'Or duopoly and become second African winner EPL: Salah strong rival to Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or – Fowler
Melissa Porter | 16 April, 2018, 22:56

After scoring his 30th goal against Bournemouth on Saturday, Liverpool's Mo Salah has overtaken Chelsea's Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African player in the English Premier League. Rush sets the standard for Liverpool strikers but Salah is aiming to topple the Welshman and score another eight before the end of the campaign - to break the record for most goals in a season (47) that Rush achieved in 1983-84.

Salah has endeared himself to Liverpool fans with his performances on the pitch and his attitude off it, and this will have undoubtedly made him even more popular.

The Scotland global impressed in the Reds team despite his lack of experience in the European football to limit the Premier League leading goal-scorers to one goal in 180 minutes of football.

The Egyptian scored a sublime looping header from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross to take him to 40 goals this season.

"Playing like this is great, it's just great and scoring these goals is really good - 300 is really a massive number, to be honest", said Klopp.

Asked about his desire to be the Premier League's top goal scorer, Salah said: "I can not lie, it is in my mind".

Salah added, "Winning the Champions League is huge for everyone". 'You can see everyone tries to pass the ball to help me.

"If I had a choice between the Champions League and the Golden Boot, then of course it would be the Champions League, no doubt the Champions League", Salah told Liverpool's official website. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".

"Thirty one years ago since Ian Rush".

Jurgen Klopp has put together Liverpool's most entertaining team of the Premier League era and the numbers back it up.

Bournemouth briefly threatened when Dan Gosling's shot brought a smart diving save out of Loris Karius but that was the best they could offer on a day when Liverpool won comfortably without breaking sweat.