Jurgen Klopp is sure that Mo Salah won’t change his ruthless attitude towards scoring goals against his former side AS Roma.
The Egyptian starred for the Italians last term, but was purchased by Liverpool in summer 2017, in what’s arguably the best transfer made by the club in the Premier League era.
Salah has 41 goals so far, with at least five more matches to play this season.
In fact, in his past seven matches, the 25-year-old has found every time, notching 10 goals in total.
“You are more interested in the other team than you are usually. I’m pretty sure Mo has followed the whole of Roma’s season,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“We are all professionals though. I am sure Italian defenders are famous for not having friendly games. Mo will feel pretty early in the game that they are not his team-mates anymore.”
Roma proved in their 3-0 victory over Barcelona though that they can keep the best players in the world quiet.
Lionel Messi, who picks up similar positions to Mo Salah, if a little deeper, was anonymous in the second leg – and Roma will know everything about their former winger.
Hopefully a ferocious Anfield will inspire Mo and his team-mates to do the business once again.
If we can take an early lead, the stadium will be rocking and we can hopefully build the kind of lead we’ll need to take back to Italy next week.