We want to play in the Champions League, says Mo Salah

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Apr 2021

The Egyptian forward helped Liverpool to a 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa at Anfield to end the team's six-game losing streak.

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Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah. AFP

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has vowed to fight with his teammates during the remaining seven games of the season in order to grab a top-four spot.

“It’s really important. There are only seven games left still, so it’s really important to win. We are fighting for fourth place, we want to play in the Champions League next season," Salah told Skysports on Saturday.

The Egyptian forward helped Liverpool to a 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa at Anfield to end the team's six-game losing streak.

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“Yeah, finally. Finally we won here. It was a great game, a tough team. We could strike back in the second half and win the game, that’s the most important thing.

“To fight back, that’s the most important thing. We didn’t win a couple of games here. Mentally, it [could have been] like, ‘Ah, not again.’

“So we go in the dressing room after the first half and everybody was talking to each other. We did a good job in the second half and won the game.

“It’s hard not to win at Anfield for a couple of games. Being 1-0 down in the first half was also hard, we missed a couple of chances – ‘Ah, not again.’ But the good thing is we keep fighting and we did good in the second half.”

Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday and hope to overturn their 3-1 away defeat last week.

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