Liverpool FC star reveals message from Didier Drogba

Mohamed Salah reveals that he spoke with Didier Drogba about his sparkling debut season at Liverpool FC

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Mohamed Salah has revealed that Didier Drogba sent him a message urging him to break a Premier League record during his first season at Liverpool FC.

The Egypt international was one of European football’s top performing players last season as he helped Liverpool FC to reach the Champions League final and finish fourth in the Premier League in his first campaign at Anfield.

Salah broke a number of records during his glittering debut campaign at the Merseyside club, including beating Drogba’s tally of the most goals scored by an African player in the Premier League.

Drogba had previously held the record with 29, but Salah netted 32 times in the top flight for Jurgen Klopp’s men last season.

And Salah has revealed how Drogba urged him to try and beat his record when he spoke to him midway through the campaign.

Salah told L’Equipe Magazine: “When I reached 20 goals, I spoke with Didier Drogba.

“He told me: ‘Please, break the record!’ to which I responded laughing: ‘No worries, I will!’

“And I managed [it]. So I thought to myself, I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record! It’s a great source of joy for me.”

Salah scored a staggering 44 goals in all competitions for Klopp’s men last season before his campaign ended in disappointment.

The Egypt international had to be substituted in the first half of Liverpool FC’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last month after having picked up a shoulder injury in a challenge with Sergio Ramos.

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