“I won’t stop seeking to win championships. I can create new challenges for myself to win again and again. My ambition has no limits, and I will work to be better in the next years,” he stated.
Speaking with beIN Sport, the Egyptian also stated he had to ask for clarity from the coach, Jurgen Klopp if he would be competing with Sadio Mane, who had joined the club from Southampton being another left-footer who loves citing in from the right, He was later told that the Senegalese international would be moved to the right to accommodate him. The pair had formed solid partnerships since last season resulting in the Champions League win.
“He talked with me a lot and his plan, which made me very excited. My first question for him was, ‘What about Sadio?’ as we are playing in the same position, and he said that Mane would play on the left.”
Salah was a flop at Chelsea after joining the former Premier League champions from Basel. He had to be shipped out ln loan to Fiorentina before his loan deal with Roma was made permanent. After a successful season with Roma that took the team almost to the semi-final of the Champions League, he then secured a £37 million ($46m) move to Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and made an impact on his second stint in the Premier League.
In his first season at Liverpool, the 28-year-old quickly became the highest-scoring player in a single Premier League season and has since built on that platform to help Liverpool win a whole host of major honours.
Salah won a second successive Golden Boot in 2018-19, sharing the golden boot with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang while also helping the team to another Champions League trophy, after partnering with Mane and Roberto Firmino in the final third.
This season, the former Chelsea flop has scored another 17 goals, two more than that of Mane, who was shifted out onto the left after Salah arrived at Anfield.
Salah and Mane clash against Burnley
It could be recalled that Salah and Mane made clashed in September during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley. The Egyptian decided to shoot in front of the goal instead of a simple pass to Mane for an easy tap in at one key point in the game, which left the Senegalese attacker visibly incensed as he was substituted late on.
Speaking on the situation, Salah said they soon reconciled their differences for the good of Liverpool’s collective cause.
“It didn’t take too much time. It was not a clash with its definite meaning. It was just a situation in the match, and we got over it quickly and assisted goals to each other.”
Henderson is Liverpool’s best player of the season
Meanwhile, Salah has picked the team’s captain Jordan Henderson as the team’s best player, adding that the midfielder deserves to be acknowledged for his outstanding contribution in the middle of the park.
“You can’t say it; we have many good players. If you asked ten people, ‘Is Alisson the best player?’ Nine of them will say that. The same with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Salah, Mane.
“We had a great season, but if I have to choose one I will pick Henderson because he is our captain, he’s been here for eight to nine years and faced criticism many times and got over it. He is a great person and always tries to help everyone.”