Mohamed Salah has been warned to be careful what you wish for, after the Liverpool star hinted that he’s out for revenge against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The Reds are usually the comeback kings, but this time it was the Spanish giants as they secured a stunning victory over Manchester City in one of the most dramatic ties in the competition’s recent history.
That set up a repeat of the 2018 Champions League final as Liverpool and Real Madrid get set to face off again in Paris on May 28.
An all-English showdown with City would have been great for the Premier League, but that wasn’t important to Salah who made it very clear he wants a rematch.
The Egyptian went off injured early in the 2018 final, with the Reds heartbroken as they were beaten 3-1 in Kyiv – partly thanks to Gareth Bale’s stunning overhead kick.
After their semi-final win over Villarreal, Salah said: “I want to play Madrid, I have to be honest.
“Because we lost in the final before against them. So I want to play against them, hopefully win it against them as well.”
Salah’s wish was granted as Carlo Ancelotti’s men fought back from 5-3 down on aggregate to win the tie in extra-time, and the Liverpool star sent a message on social media after the final match-up was confirmed.
“We have a score to settle,” Salah posted on Instagram.
However, the flying winger – who has 30 goals and 14 assists in 45 games this season – has been warned his comments could ‘come back to bite him’ at the Stade de France.
“I think Liverpool will be delighted with that result and that they’re playing Real Madrid again, but they shouldn’t be over-delighted,” former Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor told the talkSPORT Breakfast.
“Mo Salah tweeted like he’s got a score to settle, but it’s something that can come back to bite you.
“Real Madrid are no mugs. They showed last night they were the better team, they’ve still got some great players.
“And they can rest all their players for three weeks.
“LaLiga is won, they can get their feet up, get the massages in, a little bit of training, while Liverpool have got to play their best team every game.”
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