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Salah brushed off Ramos dispute ahead of Champions League battle

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Mohamed Salah was taken off the field after a horror tackle from Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final in 2018.

It has been around three years since the Mohamed Salah and Sergio Ramos incident which caused havoc on social media. Believe it or not, the scars of that event might still haunt the Liverpool striker on bad days. However, the Egypt international would like to think that he has forgotten about the past and move on with positivity. The Reds face Real Madrid on April 6 in their first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

Salah could not continue the competition’s 2018 final after a horrific tackle from Los Blancos defender. A shoulder dislocation forced the 29-year-old into the tunnel to watch his side lose 3-1 to the Spanish outfit. But in spite of the controversial challenge made by Ramos, Salah has put his differences with the Madrid defender behind. Instead, he wants Liverpool to deliver their best performance and achieve a better result this time.

Let’s hope for an honourable battle.

“That game is in the past, so I don’t think about [what happened with Ramos],” Salah told Marca. “I’m thinking about the team. Everyone is focused on their team and everyone wants to win… that’s it. Let’s just say that 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 Kyiv. That’s in the past.”

“I think we’re both strong. Both teams have won their last two games in the Champions League. Both teams are prepared. It’s a special competition and both teams are doing well in it. I hope to be doing the same thing that I’ve been doing in recent years,” Salah said. “Winning trophies, scoring goals, helping my team win trophies… That’s the most important thing for me.”