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Mohamed Salah has partially eased fears at Liverpool surrounding his immediate future at the club.
The Egyptian’s flying start to life on Merseyside has inevitably triggered rumours linking him to a move away, with Real Madrid having emerged as likely candidates to try and sign him.
Salah has since diminished suggestions of a departure and more recently expressed how happy he is to have fulfilled a boyhood dream by joining Liverpool.
“Ever since I was a kid, I had been a Liverpool fan – they were my favourite Premier League club,” he told FourFourTwo magazine in an exclusive interview.
“I’ve loved the club since I was young and knew this was a team I wanted to play for. I knew the history that this club has and, as soon as I got the chance, I had to make it happen.”
“I’m happy scoring goals for the club I supported as a kid – that’s all that matters. We want to push ourselves to win something. For us, for the fans and for the club. That is and always will be our target. A trophy.”
Salah has scored 28 goals and registered seven assists in 34 appearances across all competitions this season, and is just one goal behind the Premier League’s top scorer Harry Kane.
His prolific form has seen him break multiple club records, including becoming the fastest player to score 20 league goals for the club- a feat he achieved in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Doubts over his quality upon his return to England have long been forgotten, with Salah having proven to be a perfect fit to Jurgen Klopp’s attacking approach.
His success is testament to the remarkable progress he made during his time in Italy following a tough stint with Chelsea.
Having lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, Liverpool won’t be prepared to part from their no.11 for some time.