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Arsene Wenger Hails 'Monstrous' Mohamed Salah And Sadio Mane In Expert Analysis, He's Spot On

Nasir Jabbar

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Arsene Wenger Hails 'Monstrous' Mohamed Salah And Sadio Mane In Expert Analysis, He's Spot On

​Arsene Wenger hailed the 'monstrous' performances of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after Liverpool beat Villarreal to reach the Champions League final.

​Liverpool came from two goals down to beat Villarreal 3-2 on the night (5-2 on aggregate) to book their spot in the Paris showdown. 

Fabinho and Luis Diaz drew level, with Mane completing the comeback after rounding the on-rushing Geronimo Rulli​ to slot home into an empty net. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Senegalese international became the outright top African scorer in the Champions League knockout stages, with 15 goals. 

And his showing in Spain, along with Salah, received high praise by Wenger, who commended their relentless approach following their excursions at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier in the year.

Image: PA
Image: PA

 ​"Look at Salah and Mane. What they have done since the AFCON final is monstrous," he said on beIN SPORTS.

"Tonight Mane was kicked all over the pitch and didn’t say a word."

The Reds will face either Manchester City or Real Madrid in the Champions League final. 

And speaking after Tuesday's win, Salah revealed that he'd prefer to face the Spanish champions rather their domestic rivals. 

"I want to play Madrid, I have to be honest," he told BT Sport. "Manchester City's a real tough team, we've played against them a few times this season.

"If you ask me personally, I would prefer Madrid. We lost in the final before against them, I want to play them and hopefully we'll win."

Liverpool's quadruple is still one, with their second final booked having already bagged the EFL Cup. 

As ever, Salah and Mane will be integral for Jurgen Klopp heading into the final stretch of the season. 

Featured Image Credit: PA/beIN SPORTS

Topics: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Arsene Wenger, Liverpool, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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