Mohamed Salah has admitted that he can not enjoy the Premier League title race due to the pressure that comes with dreaming of Liverpool becoming Champions.
While Man City have been favourites to win the title for the vast majority of the season, it is, in fact, Liverpool who have spent the most time sitting pretty at the top of the table.
However, the Anfield outfit have won just three of their last eight games in all competitions, a run of form which has seen them deposed as league leaders by the reigning Premier League champions, although Pep Guardiola’s side have played one more game.
Next up for Liverpool is a crunch game at Old Trafford against a resurgent Manchester United side, and with some onlookers questioning whether Liverpool have the bottle to sustain a title challenge, the Red’s 17 goal Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has discussed the ‘pressure’ that he and his teammates are experiencing.
“You can feel it [the pressure] because you are still a human being,” Salah told Sky Sports.
“For me it is not a big deal if I win a game now or three weeks ago. I want to win each game, but for myself I said that we are playing for the Premier League, so there is pressure.
“Also there is pressure for Man City. I said in November that there is pressure and it will be there until the end of the season, because when you play for the Premier League you have to accept that there is pressure. When you go home you can take it with you, but it can help you to work harder and focus on your game.
“To enjoy it is not enough, from my side. At the end of the day you have a target in your mind, you have a dream, you want to win the Premier League. I even said that two years ago when I came – it is a dream to win the Premier League.”
Despite being the league’s joint top scorer, Salah has only scored one goal in his last four outings in all competitions, coming in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth.