Mohamed Salah is dreaming of scoring the winning goal for Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday as he looks to banish last season’s nightmare. Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid last year but will contest back-to-back Champions League final when they face Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in Madrid on Saturday, June 1.
Salah – who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, was asked if he dreamed of scoring the winner for Liverpool and he replied: “Not just dream. I hope it becomes a reality and I score in the final, then win the Africa Cup of Nations [in Egypt] too.
“I am very excited about that. I hope we can ‘write-off’ what happened last season, get a good result and win the competition. This is our second final in a row. We lost the first but everything feels better this time around and we have more experience than last time.”
“We are all looking forward and we had a good preparation period in Spain. We are back in Liverpool and we are feeling very motivated as players and coaching staff. I hope we can win it this time”.
“We had great preparations in Spain and it was a good time to prepare there. The team is now at the best level physically. So I hope this stop was an advantage for us in the final. I am so happy that I have the chance to play another final. I hope I can play the full game this time”, Salah said.
On the other hand, Spurs will be their first time since 136 years ago when the club came to its existence and they will be in a move to have an epitome and paradigm record of its kind.
According to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool midfielder, Naby Keita will miss Saturday’s Champions League final against Tottenham due to injury, but Roberto Firmino is fit to play.
Keita was injured during Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg on May 1 and has not played any match ever since.