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Salah prioritises Champions League over 40-goal-record

Salah prioritises Champions League over 40-goal-record

After scoring his 30th goal against Bournemouth on Saturday, Liverpool's Mo Salah has overtaken Chelsea's Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African player in the English Premier League.

The victory rounded off a fine week for Liverpool, who booked a Champions League semi-final against Roma by beating Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate with a second-leg win at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Although Salah stated he would rather win the Champions League, he still has his eyes on winning both accolades, with Salah admitting that winning the Golden Boot is still on his mind. If you had a choice between the Champions League and...

The Reds avoided a case of "after the Lord Mayor's show" by following up their progression to the Champions League semi-finals earlier in the week with a 3-0 victory over the Cherries at Anfield. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".

At the time, there was some talk that Mane - Liverpool's Player of the Year last season - could be sold by Klopp at the end of the season.

"It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team", the Egypt global told reporters.

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"It is very close, just seven goals".

Although he is focused on team trophies, the forward admitted the Golden Boot was in his thoughts.

'I can not lie - it is in my mind, ' said Salah. I try to score every game to help the team and to get the points.

"We played well and created many chances, scored three goals and it was well deserved".

Bournemouth briefly threatened when Dan Gosling's shot brought a smart diving save out of Loris Karius but that was the best they could offer on a day when Liverpool won comfortably without breaking sweat. Klopp added on the need to break his trophy duck: "I love watching that kind of football but I don't want to be the entertainer or whatever and it is like, "Oh we had fun but we didn't win anything".