Capital Place: Salah Excels in Premier League, Ready to Face His 'Favorite Rival' MU

Salah is flourishing at Liverpool and is preparing to clash with MU, his favorite opponent.

Mohamed Salah is in very good form for Liverpool this 2023/24 season, he scored 4 goals & 3 assists in Liverpool's last 6 matches in all competitions and has 11 goals & 7 assists in the Premier League for the team. owner of Anfield. It can be said that the Egyptian striker is the most successful striker in the top 5 European leagues since the beginning of the season.

Salah has 11 goals & 7 assists for Liverpool in the Premier League this season

However, Salah recently failed to win at the 2023 African Football Awards ceremony. Nominated for the continent's Best Male Player award, Salah faced Morocco's Achraf Hakimi and Nigeria's Victor Osimhen. . The award was eventually awarded to Osimhen, the first Nigerian player to win this award since former striker Nwankwo Kanu in 1999.

At the age of 24, Osimhen had a memorable 2022/23 season when he scored 26 goals to help Napoli win Serie A, the southern Italian team's first Scudetto title since the victory in 1990 when the late legend Diego Maradona was still there. wear the club shirt. Osimhen thereby also won the Serie A top scorer award.

Salah won the African Footballer of the Year award twice in 2017 & 2018 before former Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane won the award twice in a row in 2019 & 2022 (Salah finished second behind Mane both times). ). In this year's voting, Salah only finished third behind Hakimi of Paris Saint-Germain, who helped Morocco reach the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.

Osimhen led Napoli to the 2022/23 Serie A championship and won top scorer with 26 goals

Both Osimhen, Salah and Hakimi will prepare for a busy early 2024 because they will be important stars of their country's national team at the 2024 African Championship (CAN). Salah's Egypt has won the championship 7 times, but this 31-year-old striker has never been crowned, he finished second twice in 2017 and 2021.

Osimhen was part of Nigeria who finished 3rd at CAN 2019, and Hakimi and Moroccan players look forward to their first championship trophy since 1976.

But in the immediate future, Salah will have a match against MU this weekend (11:30 p.m., December 17) in round 17 of the Premier League and Liverpool is aiming for a big victory at Anfield to not only plunge the opponent into a deeper crisis, but also consolidates the top spot in what promises to be a tense race with Arsenal, Man City and Aston Villa.

And Salah must be rubbing his hands waiting for the match because MU is his favorite opponent.

Salah has scored against MU in 6/7 recent matches against the "Red Devils" in the Premier League

During his playing career, Salah met MU 12 times as a Liverpool player and he won 6, drew 3, lost 3 in those matches. This superstar was unsuccessful in the first two seasons against Liverpool, but since the goal that sealed the 2-0 victory against MU in early 2020, Salah has now scored in 6/7 matches against MU (10 goals).

He had a total of 12 goals & 4 assists against MU (2 goals scored in the FA Cup), while Man City and Tottenham are the two teams where Salah concedes the most goals with 11 goals each.

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