Rangers FC manager and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard expressed his pleasure with Mohamed Salah after the 28-year-old Egyptian winger equaled his goal record in the UEFA Champions League, predicting he will go on and embarrass it.
Salah scored for Liverpool during the 5-0 rout of Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, equaling Gerrard's scoring record of 21 Champions League goals for the Reds.
Salah goal against Atalanta was the 103rd of his Liverpool career in all competitions since he joined the club in July 2017.
Gerrad, 40, played for Liverpool from 1998 to 2015, scoring 120 goals in all competitions.
"I was very proud last night to see Mo Salah equal my scoring record for Liverpool in Europe, it was only a matter of time," Gerrard told reporters.
"I honestly think he’ll go on and embarrass my record - and I hope that he does."
"Mo Salah and Alfredo Morelos go about their business always being hungry for goals," said Gerrard.
“There is nothing better than seeing someone going for a record and then smashing it to pieces.”
Meanwhile, Salah expressed his happiness to pass Gerrard’s record, but insisted that his main target was to help the team, not set individual goals.
"Of course I’m very happy to be the highest one. Steven Gerrard is a legend for the club. It’s something I’m very proud of," Salah told Liverpool's official website.
"But as I’ve said before, the most important thing is the team," the Egyptian star added.
"So I’m happy to score goals to help the team to win games, that’s the most important thing."
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