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Salah can’t get rid of Real Madrid’s thorn

The Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah says he’d sacrifice “every personal award” he’s won this season to get another shot at the Champions League final with Real Madridplayed last Saturday in Paris with a merengue victory 0-1 thanks to Vinicius’ goal.

The Brazilian international’s goal in the second half made the difference as Real Madrid secured victory to lift their fourteenth European Cup, a tally of five wins in the last nine years.

Jurgen Klopp’s team, which he was left with honey on his lips also in the Premier, ended up winning the FA Cup and the League Cup. Salah did, however, achieve individual decorations for joint most goals in the English top flight, assists, goal of the season, and ‘FWA’ and ‘PFA Fans’ ‘Player of the Year’ awards.

No Premier League player could match all 36 goalscoring performances networks of the Egyptian international (23 goals and 13 assists), which places him above his competitors. But the 29-year-old insists he will look back on the 2021-22 campaign with regret after failing to beat Madrid again, who also lifted the 2017-18 Champions League trophy with a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

“Being recognized by fans and sportswriters in the same season is something special that I will never forget,” Salah posted on Twitter. “Nevertheless, I would give all those personal awards for the opportunity to play that final againbut that’s not how football works.”

“I can’t put into words how much we wanted to bring that trophy back to Liverpool but in the end we couldn’t. I can’t thank the fans enough for their support. It’s been a very long season but a part of me wishes the next start again tomorrow,” Salah said.

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