Mo Salah Would Prefer Champions League Win Over Golden Boot

Mohamed Salah says he would rather Liverpool win the Champions League than win the Golden boot award himself.

The Egyptian King scored his 40th goal in all competitions in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, with the goal also his 30th Premier League strike in what has been a special individual campaign.

The 25-year old is now five goals clear of Harry Kane, his nearest goalscoring rival, but as big an achievement as winning the Golden boot would be in his first proper season in English football, he's all about the team.

Salah's heroics across the two Champions League quarter final fixtures against Manchester City sealed a showdown with former club Roma in the semi-final and he says he'd trade it for a sixth European Cup for the Reds.

"If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League," he told the Daily Mail.

"I have no doubt. To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don't care about the rest."

That sums up Salah perfectly but he's still very much desperate to be crowned the league's top scorer. It's in his mind and he says his teammates are doing all they can to ensure he collects the prestigious individual accolade.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"Of course it [the Premier League Golden Boot] is in my mind. I ­cannot lie - it is in my mind," he added.

"You can see with the team ­everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me. I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Kane, and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero."

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