Mohamed Salah admits David de Gea is playing on his mind ahead of Liverpool vs Manchester United
The Spain international has again been his side’s outstanding performer this season and his miraculous, point-blank save from Joel Matip helped United secure a goalless draw at Anfield back in October.
Salah, meanwhile, has enjoyed a magnificent first campaign at Anfield, scoring 32 goals in all competitions and striking up a sensational understanding with teammates Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The former Roma star has scored against every other team currently in the top six of the Premier League but admits it will take something special if he is to beat De Gea at Old Trafford.
‘Of course you think about the goalkeeper you are facing before a game,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘You have to prepare yourself for the game and think about the weakness of the players you are up against.
But you know when you are up against De Gea and United, he is a great goalkeeper.
‘I have thought already about David and I am very excited to play against him because they are the only team I haven’t scored against in the top six!’
On how he expects his old manager at Chelsea to line-up, Salah added: ‘He sometimes plays two No 6s rather than one.
‘He is very smart, very smart. I worked with him for one year and know how he works.
‘For me, the game is like any other game, we need to win it, get the three points.’