Liverpool star Mohamed Salah admits the pressure of a top four finish is intense.

 

The Reds need to win their five remaining games to have any realistic hope of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification, starting at Manchester United on Sunday – a venue where they last won more than seven years ago.

 

And when asked about the difference between fighting for the title and fourth place, Salah said:

“I think it is hard. The pressure is higher and higher and it’s more difficult for us because now you just feel like you have to win every game.

 

“But I think what we can do is take one game at a time and just focus on it and don’t think about the other four games.

 

“Man United is a really big game and everybody in the world is waiting for that game. I think it means for Man United a lot to beat us as well, to stop us playing in the Champions League. I understand that but for us it is more motivation.

 

“It’s one of the biggest games – I would love to play it all the time!”

 

Salah added:

“We started the season really well and everybody was saying we were going to win the Premier League again, and since we started to drop points you start to feel the pressure more… you feel ‘now we’re going to lose it, we’re going to lose the Premier League’ and the pressure comes higher and higher.

 

“And we had the injuries: we lost Hendo in his position, we lost Fabinho in his position and of course we lost all the centre-backs, so it was tough for us to handle that.”

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