Mohammed Salah explains why Alexander-Arnold is ‘angry’ with him after Villarreal win
Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is “angry” with him because he has more assists in the Premier League than the Reds right-winger.
Salah was on hand for another assist as Liverpool produced a strong second-half performance to come from 2-0 down and beat Villarreal 3-2 to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, saw their two-goal advantage from the first leg wiped out by the hosts in the first 45 minutes. Boulaye Dia tapped in after three minutes before Francis Coquelin headed in a second to level the tie on aggregate.
However, the half-time introduction of Luis Diaz turned the tide for Liverpool, as the Colombian headed them level on the night, following Fabinho’s close-range finish before Sadio Mane took advantage of some terrible goalkeeping from Rulli to make the game safe with Liverpool’s third goal.
After the game, Salah was interviewed on the pitch by BT Sport’s experts and asked by Rio Ferdinand about his personal goals for the season.
The Egyptian forward, who now has 30 goals and 15 assists in 46 appearances for Liverpool in 2021/22, revealed he had a specific goal for goals and assists before the season started.
“Always. Before the season starts, I know what I want individually and collectively,” he said. “Collective is the most important thing for the team. Still below [my target]]! I have big expectations for myself. Honestly, I never said this before, but before the season I said ‘Okay, I will go for 40 goals this season and 10, 15 assists
“Now I’ve reached the assists I need to focus on the goals now! I think now Trent is going to be angry because I have the most assists in the Premier League but I will go for everything.”
Salah has provided 13 of his 15 assists in the Premier League this season, ahead of Alexander-Arnold, who has racked up an impressive 17 in all competitions, 12 of which have been in the league.