Mohamed Salah: “There’s something very special about playing for Liverpool”

Forward Mohamed Salah has told CNN why playing for Liverpool is “very special” following the Reds’ historic win over Manchester City which saw them reach their 18th European semi-final.

Following his £39m move from AS Roma over the summer, Salah has become one of the best forwards playing in Europe, netting a sensational 39 goals in all competitions this season.

“You can feel it on the streets”


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 04: Fans take photos as the Manchester City team bus arrives prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Despite having been heavily criticised for their actions, Liverpool supporters made an Anfield a fortress for the arrival of Manchester City in the Champions League first-leg.

Prior to the start of the game, City’s team coach was attacked by home supporters gathered en route to Anfield, leading to the front window being smashed and unable to take the Premier League leaders home.

The forward has admitted that the club’s supporters made the occasion feel extra special as they created an atmosphere unfamiliar to English football.

Salah said:

“There’s something very special about playing for Liverpool.

“The Champions League nights are special for the fans too.

“You can feel it on the streets.

“The atmosphere in that first game against Man City was the first time I had really seen something like that.”

Liverpool fans

Liverpool fans, you mental bastards😂👏🏼

— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) April 10, 2018

Liverpool vs Bournemouth preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 10: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates with his team after he scores his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images,)

Liverpool will put their incredible European exploits on hold this Saturday as they welcome Bournemouth to Anfield.

The Reds have enjoyed a thoroughly thrilling week of football having knocked Man City out of the Champions League and making Meyerside rivals Everton go 17 fixtures without a win in the derby.

Sat in both a commanding position in the top-four and in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Liverpool are beginning to finally flourish under Jurgen Klopp.

Another manager who is doing a fine job at his club is Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who for another season looks to have secured the Cherries’ top-flight status.

With the top-half of the table now in sight, Howe’s side have produced a remarkable turnaround and will head to Liverpool brimming with confidence.

Last Saturday, the Cherries denied Crystal Palace three points as an 89th-minute equaliser scored by Joshua King earned Bournemouth a point.

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