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Salah: “I Want to Play Every Minute of Every Game”

The Egyptian talks about his frustration with being subbed out of games.

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Much has been made about Mohamed Salah’s visible frustration at being subbed off the pitch during games. It’s clear that Mo wants his goal, and isn’t satisfied if he gets the hook before he manages to grab it.

In an interview with BeIn Sports, Salah discussed his feelings, putting into words what we already knew about him.

“I want to play every minute and every game,” he said bluntly. In fact, he added, he didn’t just want to play 90 minutes. “I want to play 95 minutes, not just 90! But I do respect the manager’s decisions.”

Asked about the title race that Liverpool are involved in, Salah admitted that the lack of fans makes everything much more difficult.

“The situation is completely different now due to the coronavirus, as every team has an equal chance of winning because of the fans’ absence. It’s still early to predict a Premier League winner this season. Everyone is close, but I hope we win it again.”

Tomorrow will be the first big test of their fortitude as the Reds welcome old rivals Manchester United to Anfield. United are in a good run of form that saw them recently overtake Liverpool at the top of the table. A win against them on Sunday will be a statement of intent from a Liverpool side who have seen injuries and exhaustion cause them to wane in recent weeks.

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