We just need to focus on our game and hope Manchester City will lose points- Mohamed Salah
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The atmosphere around Anfield is electric as they are optimistic with the remaining fixtures.
After scoring the wonder goal against Chelsea on Sunday, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah insists that they will need to win all four remaining games to secure the title. Although the remaining games for Liverpool are a bit easier than Manchester City, who have two blockbuster back-to-back games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane had opened the scoring at the 51st minute and Mo Salah doubled the lead two minutes later. The win sent the Reds to the top of the league with 85 points but City are lurking with just two points behind them and a game in hand.
Liverpool will face Cardiff (A), Huddersfield (H), Newcastle (A), and Wolves (H) by the end of the season while City have Spurs (H), Manchester United (A), Burnley (A), Leicester (H) and Brighton (A) up next.
The star player Salah thinks that they can finally win the league, "In my opinion, yes," he told Sky Sports.
"We just need to focus on our game and hope Manchester City will lose points."
"I did follow Man City to see the result, it can help us but also it can push us to perform better. You need to score, you can't lose any points, I knew the result of Manchester City's game," he said.
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Salah is now level with Sergio Aguero on the scoring charts with 19 goals this season.
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This goal took the Egyptian captain to be the joint-top scorer in this season with Sergio Aguero.
"It's different when other teams have two or three players on me. [Sadio] Mane is having a very good season, so is [Roberto] Firmino, they are scoring more goals than last season, because the attention on me is giving them more freedom, and I am very happy for them," said Salah who have had a patchy run form this time.
He added, "It helps the team to score more goals, when they focus on my side the other side is free, we are a team and we focus on the team."
"I am not complaining, I am happy with the result, we are first now so that's the most important thing. The Premier League is the most important thing for me," he said
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's boss, said that he has complete faith in his squad.
"We have done two seasons, 183 points, with five games left, two seasons, why should I doubt what these players have done? I never doubt my players," he said.
"We think Liverpool will win all the games. We have to win all the games. Tough games - but it's in our hands."
Manchester City are also in the FA Cup final along with the Quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League but with a 1-0 deficit to play in the second leg.
Liverpool, on other hand, are at an advantage against FC Porto in UCL with two goals to nil in aggregate.
Published: Mon Apr 15, 2019 03:04 PM IST