Salah: Liverpool was my boyhood club

Mohamed Salah says he grew up as a Liverpool fan.

The Egyptian forward says he has always been a Liverpool supporter.

Salah, 25, has been a sensational signing for the Anfield club following his £40m transfer from Serie A side AS Roma in the summer 2017. The Egypt international became the fastest Liverpool player to 20 Premier League goals on Sunday during the 2-2 draw against Tottenham, taking his tally to 28 in all competitions with a brace at Anfield.

Salah wanted to join Liverpool in 2014 when he was at Basel, but ended up at Chelsea as The Reds refused to meet his club’s asking price. He eventually joined Liverpool for a huge fee after his brief spell in Italy.

The Egyptian says he did not have to think twice when he was made aware of the opportunity to sign for Liverpool.

He said: “Come on, I know I’m good!

“I was comfortable at Roma, I had two great seasons there and I was very happy, but I’ve always been the sort of guy who takes a chance, to put myself under pressure.”

Now affectionately known as the “King of the Kop” at Anfield, Salah says he will continue worrying about scoring goals.

“I don’t know if it’s up to me say that, so maybe I’ll just let the fans say that. I’m happy scoring goals for the club I supported as a kid – that’s all that matters.”


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