Mohamed Salah challenges Liverpool teammates

The Reds are aiming for a place in the top Europe competition next term as well as winning the final against Zinedine Zidane’s men

Mohamed Salah has urged his Liverpool teammates not to rest on their oars ahead of their crunch encounters with Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Madrid.

The Anfield outfit nicked a place in the final of the Champions League for the first time since 2007 where they meet Zinedine Zidane’s men on May 26.

And before the showdown, they will be playing their last Premier League game with the Seagulls on Sunday, and need only a point to seal their place in the top Europe competition next season – although, a win against Los Blancos in Kiev will secure them an automatic Champions League qualification.

However, the Egypt international, who has enjoyed a terrific form in his debut campaign, scoring 43 goals in 50 matches, has charged his colleagues to end the season on a high.

“I’ve had a good season but without the players, it would be very difficult. We’ve had unbelievable moments together and we’ve sacrificed every day to improve ourselves,” Salah told club website.

“We still have two games to go and we have to win them. I’ve had a very good season, all of us [have].

“Now we are in the Champions League final and we have one [league] game to win or draw to be in the Champions League next year.

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“So we have two finals and we have to think about that. The target is to be in the Champions League next year and to win the Champions League in the last game.

“If you play a final, you can’t play to draw or lose – we’ll play to win the Champions League.

“But first we have Sunday. We have to think about that first to make sure we play in the Champions League next year. Then after we’ll play the final.

“It’s a special season for me and all the players. It’s very special to play a final. Everyone is very excited.

“It’s not going to be easy, we know that, but we will give what we have 100 percent to win the game. I’m very excited.”

Salah, on Thursday, added Liverpool’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season to his numerous awards in the 2017-18 campaign, having previously scooped the PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Player of the Year among others.

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