Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, has said he feels great about being part of the record-breaking team that will be winning its first Premier League title in 30 years.
This is one of the targets set by the Egyptian, who feels he is a step closer to achieving it.
The Reds now needs two more points to be crowned champions after comfortably beating Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday night. They could even be confirmed as champions on Thursday evening, should current holders Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Speaking with Sky Sports after the game, Salah, who scored the second goal of the encounter, said he had wanted to win the Premier League with Liverpool since moving to the team from AS Roma. While nothing that the trophy had eluded the city for a long time, Salah said now is the right time to celebrate.
“Maybe last year we had a chance to win it, but Man City also performed well, and they won it. It’s our time to win it, and it’s great.”
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Liverpool started brightly after their Merseyside derby against Everton ended in a draw. Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the goals account with a superb free-kick after 22 minutes.
Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead with a cool finish from Fabinho’s brilliant pass just before the break. Fabinho, who is an unusual goalscorer of the team, produced another special moment in the 54th minute when he drilled from the 30 yards out, a magnificent rising right-foot finish that went past Wayne Hennessey to make it 3-0.
The Egyptian then recorded his first assist since the restart after 69 minutes with a slide-rule pass to Sadio Mane, who converted it with precision.
The win now sees Liverpool 25 points clear of second-place Manchester City with seven games remaining.
Speaking further, Salah said it’s great just to need two points to win the league. While lauding the team for a great performance, he said all the players were unbelievable.
“I’m happy about the result and looking forward to the next two games. I think all the players are motivated, everyone is motivated in his way – but everyone is motivated to win the league.”