Premier League or Champions League, which one would Liverpool and the club’s fans rather win this season? At least for the time being, the answer is obvious, at least as star forward Mohamed Salah sees it. And that answer is, why not both?
“If we win both that would be great and this is what we are trying to do,” was his answer when asked which competition he’s more focused on as the season enters its final stretch, with eight games left in the league and six to go the distance in Europe.
There may, of course, come a time when both is no longer a viable answer—and it could come as early as Wednesday night, when Liverpool need a win or score draw to ensure they advance past Bayern Munich into the Champions League quarter finals.
For now, though, there is still everything to play for in Europe and everything to play for in England and so, why not? If Liverpool can win against Bayern in the Champions League and then win on the weekend against Fulham in the league then, why not?
It won’t be easy—even taking one of the trophies Liverpool are still in the running for will very much not be—but Liverpool are still in the running to do a double few would have expected them to be in the running for when the season kicked off.
“The competition is very tough and we have difficult games left,” Salah added. “All you can do is win your games and hopefully [Manchester City] will fail in one so we can win the title. My mind is sharp and there is pressure but I am strong mentally.
“We just have to keep going. We will see what we can do at the end of the season but mentally I am ready for everything.”