'I don't care about the rest' - Salah eyes Champions League

  • 'I don't care about the rest' - Salah eyes Champions League

'I don't care about the rest' - Salah eyes Champions League

Liverpool's fans, in buoyant mood after their Champions League display against Manchester City on Tuesday, were made to be patient before being rewarded with Salah's 40th competitive goal of the season.

The Reds now occupy third place in the Premier League - behind confirmed champions Manchester City and rivals Manchester United - while also recently advancing to the semi-finals of the Champions League courtesy of two fantastic performances across two legs against Pep Guardiola's City side.

Cape Town - Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah says he would much rather win the UEFA Champions League than claim the Premier League Golden Boot, although he is eyeing both. If you had a choice between the Champions League and [honours like the Golden Boot] then of course the Champions League.

Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within seven points of Spurs with a stunning eight-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".

Salah is just the third player in Liverpool's history to score 40 goals in a season, joining Roger Hunt and Ian Rush, and the latter's club record of 47 is the next feat in his sights.

The Reds are now third in the table as they bid to try and finish in the top four and secure their place in next season's Champions League.

He is of course leading the race to win the Premier League golden boot, but refused to be drawn on the situation surrounding Harry Kane's "goal" against Stoke, which was accredited to him on appeal, despite little evidence to suggest that he actually touched the ball.

Pre-match tributes were held on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, before Liverpool began on the front foot and Salah toed Trent Alexander-Arnold's pass from deep just wide of the right-hand post. "That's really good but we have to carry on, there are a few games to come". You feel they want to support you and want to help you to score goals. That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, as 11 players, and so each goal for me is to help the team.

That goal was the trigger for Bournemouth's kitchen sink which, once dropped into the Liverpool half, gave Jurgen Klopp's men much more room on the counter.