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'My target now is to win something for Liverpool': Egypt winger Salah

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Saturday 1 Dec 2018
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (Photo: AP)
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Winning a trophy with Liverpool this season more of a priority than any individual achievements for Egyptian star winger Mohamed Salah, who believes that the Reds can end their six-year wait for a title.

"My target last season was not only to break the [goalscoring] record but also to win something with the club," Salah told Sky Sports on Saturday.

The 26-year old Salah made a dazzling debut campaign with the Premier League side last season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions as Liverpool reached the Champions League final and finished fourth in the Premier League.

He finished as the elite Premier League's top scorer with 32 goals - a record tally in a 38-game top flight campaign.

On Sunday, Liverpool will be facing rivals Everton in the Merseyside Derby and Salah, who has scored seven league goals so far this season, needs to score twice against the Toffees to become the record scorer in 50 league games for Liverpool.

"We were very close in the Champions League final, but this is football, we have to accept the result," the Pharaohs star said about losing the European prestigious title.

Salah's extraordinary season last term also saw him win the Premier League's best player award by both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' Association, along with the Premier League's Golden Boot award.

On 24 September, the former Chelsea and Roma player won the Puskas award for his amazing goal against Everton in the Premier League last season. He also finished 3rd in FIFA’s World player of the 2018 award after a hot race alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and winner Luka Modric.

"This time (this season) my target now is to win something for the club," Salah said.

"This would be huge for us as a team and as players," he added.

Liverpool's last title was winning the Football League Cup (currently known as the Carabo Cup) in the 2011/2012 season, but Salah seemed confident the club can end its six-year wait for a trophy.

"It's also a dream for the city and for the fans. I think this season we are going to do something," he concluded.

Liverpool currently lie second in the English Premier League table with 33 points from 13 matches, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

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