Edin Dzeko has paid a compliment to his former team-mate Mo Salah ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with AS Roma.
The striker, who used to play for Manchester City, starred with Salah in Italy last term, before the Egyptian signed for Liverpool in summer 2017.
Since then, Salah has notched a quite ridiculous 40 goals and established himself as one of the best players on the planet.
As a result, Roma are quite wary of their former winger – who under Jurgen Klopp – has developed into a truly world-class operator.
“I just told him we are going to see each other in the semis and that I wish him to score to break the Premier League record but, in the semis, he can rest a little bit,” Dzeko told BBC Sport.
“It’s such a shame that he left [Roma].
“I talked with him about his past when he was playing at Chelsea, obviously he was much younger and you know the Premier League is not the easiest league in the world.
“I think Italy did will for him because he played like three years here, he scored a lot of goals and he learned a lot here.”
The first leg is played at Anfield on Tuesday, while we travel to the Italian capital one week later.
A positive result is key, considering what Roma did to Barcelona in the quarterfinals last time out.
We just hope Salah’s affinity with Roma doesn’t negate his ruthless streak.
Recently, nobody has been able to get near him, and we hope it stays that way!