The Egyptian international forward of Liverpool is going back to face Real Madrid for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final along with his squad on the 14th of this month. This is a much-awaited return.
The previous meeting between the two sides was scheduled in 2018 and that match was the final of the UEFA Champions League football. The match is remembered for two big incidents mainly, the infamous injury of Mohamed Salah and two huge mistakes from the Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Mohamed Salah Wants To Join Real Madrid?
Despite all the bad history between Real Madrid and Salah, the Egyptians talked really nice of the Spanish giants when asked. Recently he spoke to Spanish publication Marca where he defended Real Madrid for being out of form for quite a while.
He said, “They’ve [Real] lost some great players, like Cristiano Ronaldo – the best in the club’s history, someone that scored so many goals.”
The twenty-year-old was also asked about his feelings on facing Sergio Ramon ‘again.’ He replied, “That game is in the past, so I don’t think about it. I’m thinking about the team. Everyone is focused on their team and everyone wants to win… that’s it.”
When he was asked if this Real Madrid was weaker than the previous one he faced he said, “They’ve lost some great players, like Cristiano Ronaldo – the best in the club’s history, someone that scored so many goals. At the same time, they’ve signed [Eden] Hazard. Eden’s been unlucky, he’s been injured… But it’s a different team.”
And the most vital question that every Real Madrid wanted to ask if he would ever consider joining the Spanish League, he replied, “I hope to be able to play for many more years. Why not? No one knows what’s going to happen in the future, so… maybe one day, yes.”
So, it is very much possible for the Egyptians to join Real Madrid any time. Since the Spanish League champions are in crisis for a regular goal-scoring forward, Salah would have been a nice choice to go for. Karim Benzema is doing pretty well for them just like every other season but he is already 33 and they need a replacement as soon as possible.
It is also rumoured that Real Madrid is in pursuit of any of the two most talked-about young forwards in the world right now; Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland. If they get either one of them they will be very happy. Salah being an addition to either one of the two would be the best thing for Zinedine Zidan’s side at this moment.