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Winning the Champions League with Liverpool would mean more to Mohamed Salah than any individual accolades likely to come his way.

The Premier League’s leading marksman scored for the 30th time in the division this season against Bournemouth at Anfield to restore a five-goal cushion over Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot.

Salah was also included on the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year shortlist when that was revealed on Saturday following an incredible debut campaign with the Reds, for whom he has scored 40 times in all competitions.

Yet recognition from his peers and the chance to finish the campaign as the league’s leading scorer is all secondary for Salah when compared to the collective goal.

The 25-year-old Egyptian’s old club Roma are Liverpool’s opponents in the Champions League semi-finals and Jurgen Klopp’s men could yet win the trophy for the sixth time in their history.

Asked whether he would prefer to win the Champions League or an individual honour like the golden boot, Salah replied: “If you had a choice between the Champions League and (individual honours like the golden boot) then of course the Champions League. I have no doubt; (it’s) the Champions League.

“To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates Sadio Mane (centre) and Roberto Firmino (left) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Salah’s golden boot dual with Kane took a twist last week when the Tottenham forward was successful with his claim that Christian Eriksen’s…



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