- Liverpool progressed to their first UEFA Champions League final for the first time since 2007
- The Reds were beaten 4-2 in the second leg of their semi final clash at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday, May 2
- Meanwhile, Salah claims there is more to the final of the clash than just a mere rivalry between Real's Cristiano Ronaldo and himself
Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah believes the UEFA Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool will not be a battle of himself and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Premier League campaigners reach their first UCL final for the first time since 2007 following their 7-6 aggregate win over AS Roma at the semifinal stage of the competition.
Both players will face off in Kiev later this month as the Reds will be hoping to stop Los Blancos from winning their third straight European Cup this term.
The 25-year-old joined Liverpool from AS Roma last summer and he has scored 43 goals so far in all competitions.
Salah claims their progress to the final of the competition was the hard work of the entire team, saying it wasn’t his individual effort.
The former Chelsea star has scored 11 goals in 14 UCL matches this season, four less than Ronaldo’s tally in the same championship.
“It is not going to be a final between Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo,” he said
“I am playing for a great club and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great team work, that I cannot do it alone.
“I know all of the Arab people wish the best for me, and they are happy every time I win, but now at the moment I am only thinking about the final and to bring the trophy to Anfield.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has 42 goals in all appearances this season – the same as his Barcelona arch rival, Lionel Messi.
Salah inspired Egypt to qualify for their 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia for the first time since 1990, while also helping them to finish as runners up in the 2017 African Cup of Nations – losing narrowly to Cameroon.
He is the reigning African footballer of the year, PFA player of the year and has also won several awards in his first year with the Reds.
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