Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah said he was “very motivated” for Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid, after “what happened in the 2018 final”, in which both teams met and the Egyptian had to retire injured in the first half, “the worst moment” of his career.

“I’m very motivated. After what happened with Madrid last time and also after what happened on Sunday, everyone is motivated to win the Champions League. It’s an incredible trophy for us and we’ve been fighting for it every season since I got here, and everyone wants to fight for it”, said the ‘red’ striker at a press conference at the ‘media day’ organized by Liverpool on the occasion of the final Saturday (9:00 p.m.).

The 29-year-old player previously stated that he wanted “revenge” after the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid played in kyiv in 2018. Salah left the pitch in the first half due to injury, after an incident with Sergio Ramos in which he he hurt his shoulder. The whites would end up taking the trophy after winning 3-1.

“Leaving injured was the worst moment of my career. It’s something we talked about in the locker room and it allowed us to go all out for the Champions League the following year,” Salah commented on the European title they achieved in 2019.

In addition, the Egyptian, who has scored 31 goals and has given 15 assists in 50 games this season, confirmed that he intends to continue at Liverpool next season, although he still has not renewed with the ‘red’ club, despite the fact that He only has one year left on his contract.

“I’m staying next season for sure,” he said, insisting that he won’t talk about his contract until the end of the season. “I don’t focus on the contract, I don’t want to be selfish. It is an important week for us. I don’t want to talk about the contract,” Salah settled, who also praised Colombian Luiz Díaz, “a great player” and “very important” for Klopp’s men.