Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah says the Champions League is his top priority

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah says the Champions League is his top priority

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah says the Champions League is his top priority

The Egyptian reached the 40-goal mark across all competitions this season in Liverpool's 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday and is leading the race for the European Golden Shoe after an impressive campaign.

Just days after stunningly knocking Manchester City out of the UEFA Champions League on the back of a final 5-1 result over two legs, Liverpool proved that they had no intention of taking the Premier League for granted.

But after he became just the third player in Liverpool's history to score 40 goals in a single season, Salah is forgetting about any individual gong and only has eyes one trophy. This was the first time for Salah to be nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year.

Victory edges Liverpool ever closer to securing a return to the Champions League next season as they closed to within one point of Manchester United in second and re-established their 10-point lead over fifth-placed Chelsea.

Salah's golden boot duel with Harry Kane took a twist last week when the Tottenham forward was successful with his claim that Christian Eriksen's second goal against Stoke should actually be awarded to him, as it brushed his shoulder.

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"He could have had a few but he kept going and kept going, and got his goal in the end".

Salah could have scored in just the third minute, prodding a great opportunity wide from Trent Alexander-Arnold's whipped cross, but the first Reds goal arrived shortly after. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season". 'You can see everyone tries to pass the ball to help me.

The goal also saw the Egypt worldwide reach the 40-goal mark across all competitions; a feat that he achieved in just 45 games.

"Now we still have four games and they have five games so I have to think about my games and we see. But you know I said in the end I am happy to score, happy to help the team, that's it". It's all about him and all about us, how we finish the season.

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