Frank Lampard sends warning to Mo Salah ahead of Liverpool FC v Real Madrid
The Chelsea FC legend discusses the pressure on Mo Salah ahead of Liverpool FC's clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening
Frank Lampard has warned Mohamed Salah that he is under intense pressure to perform in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday evening.
Liverpool FC will take on current holders Real Madrid in the European showpiece as Salah looks to fire the Reds to a famous victory over los Blancos.
Salah scored 32 times in 36 games in the Premier League this season to finish at the top of the division’s goal-scoring charts ahead of Tottenham Hotspur rival Harry Kane.
The Liverpool FC number 11 was voted the PFA player of the year for his sensational performances in his first full campaign in the English top flight.
Salah has scored 10 times in the Champions League to help Liverpool FC reach the European Cup showpiece for the first time since 2007.
The African forward will go toe-to-toe with one of the greatest footballers of all-time when Liverpool FC look to thwart Cristiano Ronaldo this weekend.
Former Chelsea FC star Lampard, who was team-mates with Salah at Chelsea FC, is confident that the Egypt international can cope with the pressure in the Champions League final.
“Few players will be under more pressure to perform in the Champions League Final than Mohamed Salah, but I know he isn’t fazed one bit,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.
“The magnitude of Salah’s rise in the game this season can be summed up by the fact that Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid in Kiev is being billed in many quarters as Salah versus Cristiano Ronaldo.
“To some, that could be quite daunting. Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in history and has a record of scoring in major games which shows he’s one for the big occasion. But, trust me, Salah is ready to go toe to toe.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
Salah’s next challenge will be to fire Liverpool FC to a sustained Premier League title charge.