Simeone praises Salah ahead of Champions League contest



Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 03:27 GMT


Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 03:27 GMT

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid coach, Reuters

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid coach, Reuters

CAIRO-18 October 2021: Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid coach, believes that his team will be facing a crunch contest on Tuesday when they host Liverpool in Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

"Liverpool are going through a fantastic spell of football, they seem to have a different rhythm, and it is a pleasure to see them play. They have no fear to leave spaces at the back. They press high, play a high line, have speed.” Simeone said.

The Spanish team’s defense is expecting a tough mission to stop the visitors’ in-form attacking line, led by Mohamed Salah.

The Argentine coach added “Mohamed Salah is an extraordinary player, who has been playing at a fantastic level for the last few years with Liverpool and his national team,"

The Egyptian winger netted his 104th goal in the Premier League on Saturday against Watford, equaling the record of Didier Drogba as the African player with most goals in the English top division.

Also, he is now leading the top scorers list in the league with 7 goals and he comes second in the list of the best assist providers with four assists.

The Reds seek a revenge on the Rojiblancos after the Spaniards kicked them out of 2020 Champions League with a 3-2 win in Liverpool to win the tie 4-2.

The English side leads the group with 6 points, two points ahead of their opponent’s in Tuesday’s encounter.



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