Salah seeks Real Madrid’s revenge in final

04 May 2022 | 08:55 | Football

Liverpool players celebrate after scoring the third goal. Photo: Reuters


Liverpool players celebrate after scoring the third goal. Photo: Reuters

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah says he would rather face Real Madrid than Manchester City in the Champions League final as the Egyptian striker aims to avenge his team’s 2018 defeat by the Spanish side .

Salah left the field in tears after falling heavily to a challenge from Sergio Ramos in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real in the final of Europe’s elite club competition four years ago.

On Tuesday, Liverpool won 5-2 on aggregate over Villarreal in their semi-final and will find out who they will play in the May 28 final then on Wednesday when City face Real. .

“I want to play in Madrid,” Salah told BT Sport. “Man City are a really tough team, we’ve played them a few times this season. If you ask me personally, I prefer Madrid.

When asked if he wanted revenge against the Spanish team, Salah said: “We lost the final against them, so I want to face them and hopefully also win from them. surname.”

Liverpool were 2-0 down by Villarreal but three goals within 12 minutes of the break helped them progress to their third Champions League final in five seasons.

Salah praised the bravery of Liverpool, who are chasing a quartet of unprecedented titles after this season.

“It was tough in the first half but then we went into the dressing room, you moron [Juergen Klopp] Salah started talking and we also talked.

“That character and personality in the dressing room shows that we are a top team, so that’s why we were able to attack again after losing 0-2 in the first half of the game. away.”