Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah may have played his part in knocking Roma out of the UEFA Champions League, but his former employers weren’t salty as they sent a classy message to the Egyptian on Twitter after the second leg of their semi-final concluded.
It hurts so much that #ASRoma’s incredible dream of going all the way to Kiev is over but you’ll be there in your new colours.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 2, 2018
Salah scored a sensational brace in the first leg at Anfield, but chose not to celebrate either of his strikes as a mark of respect for the two glittering seasons he spent with the Giallorossi.
Liverpool took a considerable advantage to Rome as a 5-2 advantage seemed unlikely to be overturned.
And while he didn’t get on the scoresheet in the second leg, the in-form Egyptian was bright all evening even as his team slumped to a 4-2 loss.
Despite seeing their unbeaten streak in the competition come to an end, Jurgen Klopp’s men progressed to the final, where Real Madrid await, by virtue of a 7-6 aggregate win.
After initially failing to make the grade at Chelsea, Salah spent two seasons at loan in the Serie A, first at Fiorentina then at Roma before joining the Giallorossi on a permanent deal in 2016.
After just one season as a Roma player, however, Salah went back to the Premier League and the rest, as they say, is history.
He’s made a mockery of his €50 million fee, scoring goals for fun and breaking a plethora of records on the way as he has powered Liverpool to their first UEFA Champions League final in over a decade.
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Up next are a side he has been heavily linked with and the clash between the Spanish and English powerhouses promises to be a treat.
The UEFA Champions League final takes place on May 26 in Kiev.