The Premier League’s leading marksman scored for the 30th time in the division this season against 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.
‘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,’ he said.
‘To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest.’
Salah is just the third player in Liverpool’s history to score 40 goals in a season, joining Roger Hunt and Ian Rush, and the latter’s club record of 47 is the next feat in his sights.
‘It’s also very close, it’s just seven goals, but let’s see,’ Salah added. ‘We have the Premier League and semi-finals of the Champions League to play. I will try my best to score again and help the team.’
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