Mohamed Salah states his prediction for Liverpool FC v AS Roma
The Liverpool FC star admits he will find it difficult to face AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals
Mohamed Salah has admitted that he will find it difficult to face his former club AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Egypt international will come up against his former club in the first leg of their Champions League last-four clash at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The Reds signed Salah in a £39m deal from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options.
The African forward has scored 31 times in the Premier League this season to make a swift transition to the Premier League from Serie A.
Former Chelsea FC winger Salah won the PFA player of the year award following his outstanding debut season at Liverpool FC.
The 25-year-old scored in both legs of Liverpool FC’s 5-1 win against Premier League title winners Manchester City to secure their place in the Champions League semi-finals.
Salah admitted that he will find it difficult facing his former team-mates and supporters ahead of their clash against AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.
“It comes with more emotion,” Salah told Sky Sports. “Every day I am talking to the players, yesterday I was talking to [Francesco] Totti.
“It’s not easy for me, I love the club, love the city, and I know they love me, so it’s not going to be easy for me. It’s more emotions.
“I know them, we played together for two years, they know how I play, I know how they play, it’s not going to be an easy game at all.
“But my feeling was more emotion, I was fighting for the club for two years and now eight months later have to go back!”
Liverpool FC signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.
The Reds are in third place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of Manchester United.