Mo Salah has revealed that he didn’t expect the Merseyside derby to be as ‘crazy’ as it was last season, and has insisted the players are driven on by the atmosphere in the stadium.
Salah said, via LiverpoolFC.com: “In the last game when we played at Anfield, the atmosphere was crazy. I didn’t expect it at all.
“I used to play for Roma and they had a derby there but here, it is something different. The fans were unbelievable, the atmosphere was crazy. I like it a lot.
“The passion for the city, the passion for the fans; for them, this is the most important game in the season.
“You must win the derby so it’s something that pushes us as players from deep inside to give more. Even if it is two per cent more, that is something that will help a lot during the game – that’s the special thing about the derby.”
A repeat of his goal last season against the Blues would certainly be welcome – this could be the game to really ignite Salah’s season.