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Mohamed Salah prefers Champions League title over individual honours

Mohamed Salah prefers Champions League title over individual honours
From ESPN - April 15, 2018

Winning the Champions League with Liverpool would mean more to Mohamed Salah than any individual accolades likely to come his way.

The Premier League's leading marksman scored for the 30th time in the division this season in Liverpool's 3-0 over Bournemouth at Anfield to restore a five-goal cushion over Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot.

Salah was also included on the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year shortlist when that was revealed on Saturday following an incredible debut campaign with the Reds, for whom he has scored 40 times in all competitions.

Yet recognition from his peers and the chance to finish the campaign as the league's leading scorer is all secondary for Salah when compared to the collective goal.

The 25-year-old Egyptian's old club Roma are Liverpool's opponents in the Champions League semifinals and Jurgen Klopp's men could yet win the trophy for the sixth time in their history.

Asked whether he would prefer to win the Champions League or an individual honour like the golden boot, Salah replied: "If you had a choice between the Champions League and [individual honours like the golden boot] then of course the Champions League. I have no doubt; [it's] the Champions League.

"To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I do not care about the rest."

Salah's golden boot dual with Kane took a twist last week when the Tottenham forward was successful with his claim that Christian Eriksen's second goal against Stoke should actually be awarded to him as it brushed his shoulder.

Shortly after that decision was announced, Salah tweeted "Wooooooow really?"

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