Mohamed Salah will perhaps have a personal mission on Sunday at Anfield. The Liverpool winger has never scored against Manchester United and he’ll be looking to rectify that particular stat if and when an opportunity comes his way.
But Salah, like all of Jürgen Klopp’s players, is also fully committed to a team performance.
The Egyptian has been crucial to Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League but Salah explains that the squad is sharply focused on being crowned league champions, whether they go unbeaten or not. It’s all a part of the “one game at a time” mentality that has served the team so well.
“Our focus now is just on the Manchester United game, we take one game at a time,” said Salah.
“We don’t think about being unbeaten until the end of the season. If we do that, it would be great, but at the end of the day we just want to win the Premier League. That’s the most important thing.
“Unbeaten or not, it’s not necessary – we want to win the Premier League.
“We need to win [against United], we need to carry on in our way – the way we’ve been doing since the beginning of the season and since last year. It’s a game we have to win.
“Of course we know it’s big for the fans, for the city and for us. But at the end of the day, we play the game to win. It’s unbelievable.”
Liverpool walked away from the reverse fixture at Old Trafford with a 1-1 draw. It’s marks the only time Klopp’s team have dropped points in the league this season. It was Adam Lallana who scored late-late on in the second half to save Liverpool a point.
Salah and his attacking buddies, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino, will be hoping to have more of an impact on the scoreline this time around.