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Egypt’s Salah thinks Guardiola would choose Champions League over Premier League title

The Egyptian star winger was commenting in interview with CNN on earlier comments by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Mahmoud Sheleib, Wednesday 14 Aug 2019
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Liverpool's Salah during his interview with CNN (Photo courtesy of CNN)
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Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah commented Wednesday on the remarks of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola about winning the Champions League.
 
Guardiola said earlier that winning the Champions League "is like winning in the casino" — it needs a bit of luck.
 
"I didn't know that he said that, but I think if you gave him the choice to choose which one, he would choose a Champions League," the 27-yer-old winger told CNN.
 
"It's my opinion; I'm not talking about him. It's the biggest competition in football, so everybody wants to win it. Every coach, every player dreams to win it. Of course the Premier League is also something big, but still the Champions League is the biggest competition," Salah added.
 
Liverpool started their new season last Friday in the opening Premier League game against Norwich City where Salah scored and provided an assist in Livepool's 4-0 victory.
 
Champions League winners Liverpool are scheduled to face Europa League winners Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday 9pm Cairo local time (GMT+2).
 
"I love these games, the big games, the final games. They want to win with their new coach, and we want to win too," Salah explained.
 
New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will play the Super Cup under pressure, especially after losing to Manchester United 4-0 on Sunday in their Premier League first match, in addition to missing crucial players due to injury, such as the French duo N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud.
 
On Liverpool's transfer window ending without signing big names, Salah said: “ his proves that we have a good team, we have good players and a good squad."
 
Liverpool announced July 2018 renewing the Egyptian star's contract until summer 2023.
 
When asked about renewing his contract, Salah said: "I'm happy in Liverpool, and I'm happy in the city. I love the fans, and they love me. I'm happy at the club, but it's too early to talk about it at the moment."

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