Liverpool FC striker Mohamed Salah has revealed he would want to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final and he would like to avoid Manchester City. Salah added that City is really a tough side and he wouldn’t want to be up against them in the big final.
Manchester City and Liverpool, who both are also competing for the English Premier League title have faced each other on three occasions in the ongoing season. Two of their Premier League clashes have ended in a 2-2 draw whereas the Reds had beaten City by 3-2 in the semifinal of the FA Cup in April.
Meanwhile, Manchester City has a 4-3 advantage against Los Blancos after they played at home in Etihad last week.
On the other hand, Liverpool was able to book their UCL final berth after they defeated Villarreal by 3-2 (aggregate 5-2) in the semifinal clash on Tuesday night. Liverpool had taken a 2-0 advantage at Anfield last week but Villarreal bounced back stronger in the second leg of the semifinal at their home ground at El Madrigal.
Boulaye Dia gave a perfect start to his team as he found the back of the net in the third minute of the game whereas Francis Coquelin equalized for the hosts in the 41st minute. However, the Reds bounced back stronger in the second half as Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane scored for them to put the game to bed.
The Egyptian told BT Sport: “I want to play Madrid, I have to be honest. City is a really tough team, we played against them a few times this season.
Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the second leg of the semifinal at Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday night. Madrid recently clinched the La Liga title and they will be confident in their own conditions.