Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Salah have both won the Champions League with Liverpool. Now, the two iconic Reds stars are the two top scorers for the club in the competitive rounds of the European competition, and they’ve shared some words over the news.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has sent a message to current Reds star Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian equalled his Champions League goal tally.
Salah chipped in during the 5-0 thrashing of Atalanta this week to take his European tally to 21 during his time at Anfield.
Gerrard also managed to score 21 times in 73 Champions League games for Liverpool, excluding the nine strikes he notched up in qualifiers, which is a club record.
Salah is now expected to surpass Gerrard’s total and set a benchmark of his own for future Reds stars.
And the former Kopite has given Salah his blessing to blitz any records he holds, admitting that his job as a forward does make it easier than Gerrard’s, who played as a box-to-box midfielder for most of his career.
“I was very proud to see Mo Salah equal my goalscoring record for Liverpool in Europe, it was only a matter of time,” he explained.
“I honestly think he’ll go on and embarrass my record and I hope that he does. That kind of thing is always there for strikers.
“Mo Salah and Alfredo Morelos go about their business always being hungry for goals. My job for Liverpool was slightly different.
“There is nothing better than seeing someone going for a record and then smashing it to pieces.”
Salah admitted that he was delighted to pass Gerrard’s record, but insisted that his main target was to help the team, not set individual goals.
He told the club’s website: “Of course I’m very happy to be the highest one. Steven Gerrard is a legend for the club. It’s something I’m very proud of.
“But as I’ve said before, the most important thing is the team.
“So I’m happy to score goals to help the team to win games, that’s the most important thing.”
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