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Liverpool's Mo Salah eyes up a maiden FA Community Shield triumph

Speaking in the official matchday programme for the Community Shield, Mo Salah admits there is always room to win more...

Friday 29 Jul 2022
Salah will be looking to add a Community Shield victory to his impressive CV on Saturday

The FA Community Shield is one trophy currently missing from Mo Salah’s extensive roll of honour, as Liverpool prepare to face Manchester City in Saturday’s showpiece.

The Reds head to the King Power Stadium in Leicester as Emirates FA Cup winners to kick-off the new campaign this weekend. 

And Salah will be thrilled if he can start the 2022-23 season by adding the Shield to his highly impressive CV.

Liverpool’s Egyptian King started both the 2019 and 2020 Community Shield games at Wembley against Manchester City and Arsenal respectively with both games ending in 1-1 draws. 

However, Liverpool lost out 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs on both occasions despite Salah netting his spot-kicks.

“I’ve won almost everything with the team,” he admits. “I didn’t notice that until Trent [Alexander-Arnold] came up to me after the FA Cup Final and said, ‘By the way, we have won pretty much everything here’. 

“So I think I have won almost everything at Liverpool, collectively and individually, but there is always room to win more and I always want to win something for a second or third or fourth time. That’s my mentality.”

Having signed a new deal at Anfield in the summer, Salah is now focusing on the new term which will see him pairing up with a new striker in the shape of summer signing Darwin Nunez.

The Uruguayan arrived from Benfica and will be looking to replace Sadio Mane in the Liverpool attack following the Senegalese’s departure to Bayern Munich.

“I’m so excited and I want to play with Nunez,” added Salah, speaking in the official matchday programme for the Community Shield, supported by England Football. 

“He had a good season and played well against us, home and away [for Benfica in last season’s Champions League]. 

“Sadio has left and I’m going to miss him. He had great seasons with the club, so I wish him all the best. I wish Darwin all the best too, and to score many goals for us.

“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything with new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.”

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By FA Staff