Premier League Golden Boot victor Mo Salah will be looking to prove he belongs on the big stage alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who is within touching distance of a fifth career Champions League final win that would take him above Lionel Messi's four trophies with Barcelona.
"It's good to have competition and it's great for the Premier League to have two players at the 30-goal mark", he told The Guardian. Makka had a kick-about on the pitch as her father received his honour.
Salah secured the Premier League Golden Boot for 2017-2018 after finishing the season with 32 goals of his 36 appearances.
The British Foreign Office congratulated Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah via Twitter on Monday as he won the Premier League Golden Boot. When you see people, they wished you luck for the final - they didn't wish me luck against Brighton!
The forward also said that while he would always welcome individual honours, helping the team achieve their targets was of greater importance. "I think especially the last few weeks were really hard. We will also train hard to stay in shape and to prepare ourselves for Real Madrid".
And Shearer believes Liverpool's improvement at the back has led them to a successful second half of the season that could end with a Champions League trophy later this month. Other than the four goals in one game, Mohamed Salah has consistently scored a goal in games, which means that the Egyptian didn't go many games without goals, unlike other players who skip scoring in games and cover up with three or four goals. It's going to be hard but I think that's something we can deal with. It's going to be a tough game - we know they have so much quality. "Now, we will be ready and this qualification gives us a big boost".
Salah broke the record for the most number of goals in a 38-game campaign when he scored his 32nd in Liverpool's 4-0 win over Brighton yesterday.
After Salah's intervention, Liverpool remained dominant but could not turn that into more goals until Dejan Lovren rose highest in a crammed penalty area to nod past Matthew Ryan and kill the contest off after just 40 minutes. "The pressure was enormous what we had in the last few weeks, but the boys dealt really well with it and that's a big, big thing".
"These are a team that we are all hoping will win the Champions League in a couple of weeks - that's the level, we fell short of that level today".