Mohamed Salah insists he has respect for Manchester United players as he clarifies that United didn’t make Liverpool’s life easier

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Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has insisted that he has respect for Manchester United players after he allegedly said United’s players made life easier for Liverpool.

Recall that on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Manchester United visited Anfield Stadium to play a Premier League game against Liverpool which used to be United’s arch-rivals. To the dismay of United’s fans that traveled with the Red Devils to Anfield stadium, Liverpool slammed Manchester United with a 4-0 defeat.

The Fact that Liverpool defeated Manchester United 4-0 was not just the most humiliating aspect of the game, Liverpool dominated every aspect of the game.

Things were so easy for Mohamed Salah and his teammates that Liverpool made 897 passes with 91 percent pass accuracy while Manchester United made just 354 passes with 73 percent pass accuracy.

After 90 minutes of one-sided football, Liverpool garnered 72 percent of the ball possession while Manchester United managed to make just 28 percent of the ball possession.

When it comes to attacking, Manchester United which were without Cristiano Ronaldo made just 2 shots, one of which was on target. While Liverpool made 14 shots, five of which were on target.

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The 4-0 bashing was so stunning that even the coach of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick had to describe the outcome of the game as embarrassing and humiliating.

Note that the 4-0 victory over Manchester United was the second time Liverpool defeated the Red Devils in the Premier League this season. In the first leg which was at Old Trafford, Liverpool slammed United 5-0. This means that coach Jurgen Klopp and his boys have scored 9 Premier League goals against United in the 2021-2022 season, a record that might take a long time to break.

After the 4-0 win over United, Sky Sports asked Mohamed Salah who scored two goals in the game to comment on the performance of his team against United this season.

In his response, the 29-year-old Egyptian forward said: “They make our life easier in the midfield and at the back. They always try to give us the ball in a situation like the one against one. So they make our life much easier.

“We have a clean sheet here, a clean sheet there [at Old Trafford]. We get to the game and want to score one goal. Once we get the first, we want to get the second, once we get the second we’ll go for a third.

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“But I think it’s a top performance from us, here and away. Hopefully, we’ll carry on like this.”

After he made these comments, reports went viral that Mohamed Salah said Manchester United players made life easier for Liverpool players during the Premier League game.

In reaction to that, Salah took to his Twitter page to tag a report speculating that he was referring to Manchester United players, and wrote: “I meant our midfield, and our defense, make it easy for us. I was not talking about the Manchester United players whom I respect.”

What is the update on the contract between Mohamed Salah and Liverpool

Mohamed Salah insists he has respect for Manchester United players as he clarifies that United didn't make Liverpool's life easier

Mohamed Salah has been playing for Liverpool since July 1, 2017, after he joined the club from AS Roma for a transfer fee worth €42 million.

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Since then, the 29-year-old Egyptian footballer has scored 155 goals and provided 59 assists in 245 games in all competitions.

Since he extended his contract with Liverpool in 2018, he has been earning £200,000 per week which makes him one of the highest-paid players at Liverpool. The contract will expire on June 30, 2023.

Reports claimed that Liverpool have been making effort to renew his contract but Mohamed Salah is reportedly demanding £500,000 per week pay which Liverpool are not willing to accept.

According to a report by Gazzetta, Italian giants Juventus are willing to offer Salah £500,000 per week if he agrees to join the club this summer. At the time of publishing this report, there is nothing concrete yet.

So far this season, Salah has scored a total number of 30 goals and provided 12 assists in 42 games in all competitions. His current transfer market value is €100 million.

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