'We do not fear Salah,' says Bayern Munich chairman

Ahmad Hassan, Wednesday 13 Feb 2019

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp congratulates Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 9, 2019. - Liverpool won the game 3-0. AFP

Bayern Munich are not fearful of Liverpool's number-one start Mohamed Salah, the club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was quoted as saying by German newspaper Bild.

Rummenigge's remarks came ahead of the teams' anticipated encounter in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 at Anfield on Tuesday.

"Salah is a fantastic player down the right wing, but we have David Alaba who owns the same pace as Salah and he can stop him," Rummenigge told the newspaper.

"We have confidence in Alaba who is counted as one of the world's best defenders and for this reason we are not worried about Salah," he concluded.

Salah, 26, has been an essential part of Liverpool's brave campaign in the Premier League so far, winning the league's player of the month in January as he scored three times in four top-flight appearances.

The Merseysiders are currently second in the Premier League standings with 65 points, same as table-toppers Manchester City, who have played one more game and are currently first on goal difference.

The in-form Egypt international reached the Champions League final last year with the Reds but was taken out in tears after less than 30 minutes with a shoulder injury. Liverpool lost the game to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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