In an exclusive interview with Spanish publication, Marca, Salah admitted the Ramos attack in the Champions League final at Kyiv had not been forgotten.
Salah said: “I have special motivation to win the tie and go through to the semi finals. What’s going to happen now isn’t going to change the result of the final in Kiev. That’s in the past”.
Salah tried to play down talk of avenging Ramos over the incident that forced him out of the 2018 final with a shoulder injury and almost forced him out of World Cup with Egypt. But it is very clear that incident had left a sour taste for both the player and the club. Ramos attacked Salah in the Champions League final 2018 in Kyiv and seriously injured him, but escaped punishment from the non competent referee in charge.
Find the full interview here:
Next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final pits Liverpool against Real Madrid for the first time since Kyiv. Since that night in Kyiv, Liverpool have won the Premier League and the Champions League. That’s a big change. Real Madrid meanwhile lost the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. On current form both teams look vulnerable. But Salah definitely is up for it. We are in for a cracking duel between Salah and Ramos.