Mohamed Salah has admitted that he “would love” to win the Premier League title during his time at Liverpool, having already made a huge impact on supporters.
The Egypt international notched his 20th goal of the campaign against Bournemouth at the weekend, making him the first Reds player to hit that milestone pre-Christmas since Ian Rush.
Club-record signing Salah now intends to write his name in Anfield folklore in much the same way as legendary striker Rush by ending the Merseyside outfit’s long-running wait for league silverware.
“As a team, I know we haven’t won the Premier League for a long time, so I would love to win it with Liverpool,” he told the club’s official website. “We have a great team, we have a great manager, so everything is good at the club – and I am sure we can win trophies here together.
“There was interest from Liverpool when I went to Chelsea, but I think if I’d come at that time maybe things wouldn’t have maybe have gone as well then as they have for me now. Who knows? But I went to Chelsea and everything worked out how it did and now I am here at Liverpool at the right time.
“When I go somewhere, I am always telling myself ‘I have to learn from here’ – and I know, 100 per cent, I learned a lot from Chelsea; I learned how to be more professional and to become a better person and player. It was a big step in my career and I had a good relationship with the players there – and you could see that when we played them at Anfield recently.
“It was while I was at Chelsea that I first got to play at Anfield. I can remember I told myself – as I said on my very first day here – ‘I have to come here one day and play’ after I’d experienced that atmosphere. That atmosphere was unbelievable, really. I was very happy to play here against Liverpool – and now I am even happier to play for Liverpool here.”