Mohamed Salah is dreaming of scoring the winning goal for Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday as he looks to banish last season’s nightmare.
Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid last year but will contest back-to-back Champions League final when they face Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on Saturday.
Salah – who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, was asked if he dreamed of scoring the winner for Liverpool and he replied: “Not just dream. I hope it becomes a reality and I score in the final, then win the Africa Cup of Nations [in Egypt] too.
“I am so happy that I have the chance to play another final. I hope I can play the full game this time,” Salah told beIN SPORTS.
“I am very excited for that. I hope we can right what happened last season, get a good result and win the competition.
“This is our second final in a row. We lost the first but everything feels better this time around and we have more experience than last time.”
Salah added: “We are all looking forward and we had a good preparation period in Spain. We are back in Liverpool and we are feeling very motivated as players and coaching staff. I hope we can win it this time.
“We had great preparations in Spain and it was a good time to prepare there. The team is now at the best level physically. So I hope this stop was an advantage for us in the final.”