The situation at the top of the Premier League compounded the recent clash between Liverpool and Manchester United for Mohamed Salah.
The Reds are three points behind their arch-rivals before hosting them at Anfield on Sunday afternoon after playing three games without a win in the top division.
These factors make the players want United in this one Beating the weekend only made it worse, said Salah, recognizing the increased importance of this special meeting.
“The game is really big right now, especially because they are first now and we are second” said the Egyptian TV 2 in a preview of the showdown.
“You are playing well this season too. It’s a good game, but at the end of the day we have to win this game. I think that’s the most important.
“I always say it’s just a game, it’s just a game. But because this game, if you win, will be six points [ahead of Liverpool] and if you win , you will be the same, this game is special.
“It’s always different. For the past two years I’ve always said it’s a game and that’s three points. But this game is special now because they come first and you have to be close to them and beat them to be the first too. “
Since the 7-0 win against Crystal Palace on December 19th, Liverpool drew against West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United and lost in the Premier League in Southampton.
And Salah felt the determination in the squad to To leave these stumbling blocks behind when the preparations at the AXA Training Center started this week.
“On the training ground you can feel how the players concentrate on the game and how the players push each other to play games to win, “he said.
” We have also lost a few points in the last few games so we have to get back on track and stay on track to win games so that we can continue for the Premier League. “
Salah is currently leading the race for the Premier League Golden Shoe after playing 13 times in the division so far in 2020-21.
It’s an award that the number 11 in two of his last he won three seasons with the Reds.
Ultimately, however, Salah focuses exclusively on collective activities and offers as many goals as possible to bolster Liverpool’s ambitions.
“I’m happy when the team wins, that’s the most important thing, “replied the striker when asked to assess his own form this season.
” When I score goals and can help the team, I’m happier. If I don’t score and the team doesn’t win, it’s a nightmare!
“But I’m happy when we’re first. I’m happy when I score goals to help the team because the team is ahead everything and above everyone comes first. “