Mohamed Salah: 'I'd trade personal honours for Champions League title'

Salah Hits 40 Goals As Liverpool Beat Bournemouth

Salah Hits 40 Goals As Liverpool Beat Bournemouth

LONDON: Mohamed Salah joined two Liverpool greats as he scored his 40th goal of a superb season in his side´s 3-0 rout of Bournemouth to consolidate third spot in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Reds now occupy third place in the Premier League - behind confirmed champions Manchester City and rivals Manchester United - while also recently advancing to the semi-finals of the Champions League courtesy of two fantastic performances across two legs against Pep Guardiola's City side.

Asked whether he would prefer to win the Champions League or an individual honour like the golden boot, Salah replied: "If you had a choice between the Champions League and (individual honours like the golden boot) then of course the Champions League". I don't care about the rest.

"What a number. Wow!" exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season.

The No.11 admits he is hunting both achievements but would gladly cast aside those ambitions in favour of Liverpool claiming Champions League glory next month.

The Egyptian is in pole position to with the Premier League Golden Boot, where he now has a five goal lead over Harry Kane, and he is also chasing Champions League glory with Liverpool after the club progressed to the semi-finals.

"He could have had a few but he kept going and kept going, and got his goal in the end". Now we still have four games and they (Tottenham) have five games so I have to think about my games and we see.

"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 United Kingdom newspapers. I can not lie - it is in my mind.

"But I am sure Salah will love playing in such an attacking team and it certainly helps that he was a Liverpool fan as a kid".

Jürgen Klopp's team eventually advanced 5-1 on aggregate and will play AS Roma in the semi-finals. You feel all the team want to support you and want to help you score goals.

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield.

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