Salah: Ex-Roma teammates told me they didn't want Liverpool

Speaking to CNN ahead of the draw, Salah said he had already been messaging his former teammates, offering his congratulations after Roma's astonishing victory over Barcelona.

The Champions League semi-final draw held on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

The 25-year-old was similarly prolific in Italy, having found the net 34 times in two seasons in Rome.

"The atmosphere in that first game against Man City was the first time I had really seen something like that".

'Of course, I have happy memories.

The five-time European champions thrashed runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate in two thrilling quarter-final performances.

"He is fantastic, unbelievable. I like him. I've relationship with him, he is excellent".

"I'm very proud to see myself fighting to break the (goalscoring) record for the Premier League", Salah added.

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The Egyptian has 29 goals in 29 Premier League games for the Reds and has been on fire in Europe too.

The speedy winger also said he can't wait to catch up with Totti, an iconic Roma figure who retired from professional football at the end of last season.

On the same day, the Reds learned that Roma stand between them and a place in the Champions League final on May 26, by which point Klopp could have two of his injured players available again.

"We can, we are in the semifinal", Salah said. "I on a regular basis say that we take it step-by-step nonetheless we're throughout the semifinal, all of the items can happen".

"That's how you're going to get that award is if you win that trophy". Because our opponents in the fight for the top four are so strong, you can't think that they won't win every game. Liverpool play Bournemouth on Saturday April 14.

Salah has plundered 39 goals during a stunning debut season at Anfield, with his efforts placing him into a talent bracket alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It's not a situation I would even think about", said the German on Friday.


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