“We Have A Score To Settle” – Salah Says As He Reveals Everybody Wanted A Liverpool vs Real Madrid Final
Liverpool star attacker, Mohamed Salah is relishing a Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the Champions League final as he revealed that everyone at Liverpool wanted Madrid.
After Liverpool’s dramatic second-leg win over Villarreal carried the Reds through to the May 28 trophy match in Paris, Madrid’s taste for the epic was exhibited on Wednesday, scoring two goals in injury time and a third in extra time to eliminate Manchester City.
The 29-year-old Salah reacted on Twitter after Madrid’s win, affirming that he and Madrid have a “score to settle”.
We have a score to settle. pic.twitter.com/MWxfhIIW78
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 4, 2022
He has now gone further to suggest everyone at Liverpool wanted to face Los Blancos more than their fierce Premier League rivals at the Stade de France.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Salah said;
“If you ask everybody [at Liverpool], everyone wanted that game.
“I don’t know why we’re not allowed to talk about it, but I’m okay to talk about it – I wanted that game. I wanted to play Real Madrid before that game [against Manchester City].
“Of course, I’m not giving too much credit to them. They’re an unbelievable team with a great coach, great players. When they asked me who I wanted, I said Madrid. It’s an easy answer.”
Salah holds a personal record of one draw and four defeats in the five times he has played against Los Blancos in the Champions League, scoring once – in the first leg of the 2020-21 quarter-final stage.
The 2017-18 final between Liverpool and Madrid was memorable for Salah’s early injury and substitution, after a duel with Sergio Ramos where he was dragged down.
Despite personal disappointments for both Liverpool and Roma against Madrid, the Kyiv final four years ago is the one that lingers in the memory, both publicly and individually.
“You just feel so disappointed, so down, ‘Ah come on, not in this game!’ But once you have time, it makes you forget.
“I had work affairs and then I had a holiday after. In that holiday I just asked, ‘What do you want? To keep crying about it and be sad about it and it takes you .