Liverpool’s Salah sets eyes on Golden Boot
LONDON - Reuters
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah hopes to stay clear at the top of the scoring charts to claim this season’s Premier League Golden Boot award, the Egypt international adding that his team mates were eager to help him achieve the goal.
The 25-year-old has scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances during a spectacular debut season at Liverpool, and tallied 40 strikes in total across all competitions in 45 outings.
Salah holds a four-goal cushion over Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot with four league matches remaining.
“The players are trying to help me a lot now to score goals, because they know now I am in for the Golden Boot. In the end it is an individual award, but it also helps the team get the points,” Salah told Sky Sports.
“The way we play is very good, and you can see the fans are very happy and I feel very good about that, I feel they want me to win something.
“It’s the last four games, so it’s very clear, I play for it. In the beginning I played for it, but it’s always for the team. I want to score for the team.” The forward also said that while he would always welcome individual honors, helping the team achieve its targets was of greater importance.