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Salah feeling the pressure of Liverpool’s Premier League title battle

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Mohamed Salah admits the pressure of winning a “dream” Premier League title for Liverpool is beginning to take its toll.

The Reds are firmly in the hunt for a first league crown since 1990 this season with just an inferior goal difference preventing them from taking top spot from Manchester City in the table.

Although Liverpool do have a game in hand over their rivals, who will instead be playing Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side will not have it easy either this weekend with a daunting trip to a resurgent Manchester United awaiting them at Old Trafford on the same day.

And star forward Salah, who is tied with City’s Sergio Aguero as the Premier League’s top-scorer on 17 goals, admits that the pressure of delivering at Anfield is well and truly on now.

“You can feel it [the pressure] because you are still a human being,” Salah told Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher in an interview for 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.”

A point against United would be enough for Liverpool to grab first-place in the Premier League on Sunday with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).

WATFORD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road on November 24, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)