Mohamed Salah would swap Golden Boot for a Liverpool Champions League win in an instant

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

Mohamed Salah would swap Golden Boot for a Liverpool Champions League win in an instant

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah would happily give up winning the Premier League Golden Boot Award if it meant that Liverpool could win the Champions League this season.

The Egyptian, 25, has suggested he would rather head to the World Cup in Russia this summer having helped Liverpool secure a top four finish in the Premier League while also winning the Champions League.

Since joining from AS Roma for £36.9m this summer, the former Basel ace has grabbed himself 30 top-flight goals in just 32 games and is now heavy favourite to win the Premier League Golden Boot Award, the prize given to the division's top scorer, ahead of Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane.

However the forward was quick to say that he would happily swap individual success for Liverpool winning the Champions League.

"It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team," he told reporters, according to Goal.

"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.

"To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don't care about the rest."

Salah has scored 30 Premier League goals to be clear of Spurs star Kane (25) and Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero (21).

"I cannot lie – it is in my mind. But you can see with the team, everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me," he said.

"I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero.

"It's like that but, in the end, we play as a team."

Salah could break the Liverpool record for most top-flight goals in a single season, 32, set by Ian Rush back in 1984.

The Egyptian could also smash the Premier League single-season scoring record over 38 games, which is 31, that is jointly held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Up next for Liverpool is a trip to the Hawthorns to face bottom-placed side West Brom, before hosting Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

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