Liverpool star Salah: ‘I would give all my individual awards up for a chance to replay CL final’

Date published: Thursday 2nd June 2022 1:44 - Dan Butterfield

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has insisted he would give up all his individual awards for the chance to replay the UEFA Champions League final again.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were edged out in the final in Paris as Vinicius Junior’s second half strike secure Real Madrid their 14th Champions League title.


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Real goalkeeper was in fine form, eventually picking up the man of the match award with two saves from Sadio Mane and Salah particularly impressive.

It was the second time in four years that the Spanish giants had beaten Liverpool in the final, having done so in in Kyiv in 2018.

The defeat came with added significance as Liverpool also narrowly missed out on the Premier League title a week earlier as Manchester City came from two goals down against Aston Villa to grab the trophy.

On a personal level, Salah has enjoyed another superb season, leading the Premier League in goals and assists.

He has also picked up the FWA Men’s Footballer of the Year as well as being nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.

However, despite his personal success, the 29-year-old has admitted he would trade in all his individual awards for the chance to take on Madrid again.

Taking to Twitter, the Liverpool star said: “Being recognised by the fans and by the sports journalists in the same season is something special that I will never forget.

“I would however give all those personal awards up for a chance at replaying that final, but that is not how football works.”

The Egyptian also claimed he wanted the next season to start ‘tomorrow’.

“I cannot express in words how much we wanted to bring that trophy back to Liverpool but in the end we couldn’t.

“I cannot thank the fans enough for your support. It has been a very long season but a part of me wishes the next one starts again tomorrow.”

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