Champions League

Salah backs Liverpool to overcome City in CL quarters

2018-03-19 20:27
Mo Salah (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mohamed Salah has played down the task facing Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, claiming the Reds fear no opponent.

City's only league defeat to date this season came in a 4-3 loss at Anfield, which saw Salah get on the scoresheet. A few blemishes aside, Pep Guardiola's side has looked just about unbeatable, but the winger has not forgotten Liverpool's January triumph over them.

"I don't believe that City have always been ­superior to other clubs this season in the Premier League - despite what everyone says," the Egyptian said after scoring four times in Saturday's 5-0 drubbing of Watford, according to Goal. "We have beaten them for a start.

"The Champions League always ­depends on the draw, but we don't fear any rival, whoever they are.

"We're in the quarter-finals and have the same chances of winning as each of the other seven teams.

"There are many big clubs still in the competition, but you have to remember Liverpool are a great club in Europe too. In these knockout ties, ­anything can happen."

Salah currently leads the race for the Premier League golden boot with 28 goals - four more than second-placed Harry Kane.

His Liverpool side are third in the Premier League, 18 points behind Manchester City, having played one more game. The Champions League is thus their last realistic hope of silverware and they will be raring to go for the quarter-final tie.

The teams will square off at Anfield on 4 April, and then at the Etihad Stadium six days later.

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