You could forgive any Premier League footballer for being nervous ahead of a game with Manchester City. Having not lost a game all season, you can imagine squad members of any side looking at the fixture list and casting furtive glances at the two entries that read “MCI.” Liverpool players in particular have reasons for concern, given how the reverse fixture went. City are imperious this year, and it’s unclear whether anyone can get the better of them.
You know who’s not worried? Mohamed Salah. The Liverpool attacker has made one thing quite clear: he eats sovereign wealth funds for breakfast.
“It’s the kind of game I love and for the fans it’s something different,” Salah told the official club website.
“Us and Man City are both playing great football, so it will be a perfect game and I’m very excited. I’m sure we can have a good result. They play fantastic football but, for me, I just think about my team. We will see on Sunday.”
Salah also revealed what he thinks is his side’s big advantage: the fans.
“I love to play here in Anfield, playing at home with a fantastic atmosphere. We try to play each away game like [it’s at] home - the most important thing is to win the game - but at home we feel more confidence with the support from the fans. It makes it like [we have] 12 players.”
If Salah believes, that’s good enough for me. Come and get it, City.