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Salah Wants The Premier League More Than Individual Accolades
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Salah Wants The Premier League More Than Individual Accolades

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, is prioritizing the Premier League over any individual honours as he seeks to help Liverpool win a first league title in 29 years.

The Reds are one point ahead of Manchester City after their goalless draw against old-time rival, Manchester United, at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Salah could become the fastest player to reach 50 goals for a single club in the English top flight ahead of Alan Shearer if he finds the back of the net in Liverpool's home game against Watford on Wednesday.

Shearer reached 50 goals in 64 games while playing for Newcastle but Salah could smash that record two games quicker with a goal against the Hornets.

But he is more focused on Liverpool's title push than creating a new record for himself.

"It would be nice to score number 50, number 51 and 52! I always push myself to score more goals and to perform better," Salah told Sky Sports.

"Of course, records are nice, but for me, the Premier League is now the most important thing.

"It is a very big week. There are three games in eight days and if we can do well in them and still be top of the table that's big for us.

"After that, there will only be nine games left and we will have time to recover for them and time to think about that."

Salah Wants The Premier League More Than Individual Accolades

The Egyptian has been a prolific goalscorer for Liverpool since moving to the Merseyside in 2017.

The former Roma man still considers himself a winger even though he won the Premier League's Golden Boot with 32 goals last term and has played some games as a striker this season.

"I have played at center-forward a lot this season but I still also play as a winger and have scored many goals as a winger.

"I don't like to brand myself a No. 9 because the way I play, it's never like I hold the ball and am always physically strong.

"As a striker, I have to drop deep to get the ball and go past the players so, even when I play as a nine, my position is a different type of game too many centre-forwards.

"When I play No. 9 I drop deep to play as a No. 10, too, to keep the ball and dribble.

"I am always trying to help the team score goals and I am still one of the top scorers in the Premier League so I am happy about that."

Salah is joint top scorer in the Premier League this season alongside City striker, Sergio Aguero, on 17 goals.