Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted that he would not want to come up against Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah in a race.Kroos was speaking to Prime Video Sport when he was asked which of himself and Salah would win in a sprint.
“I would not want to see that. That would at least result in a yellow card.”
Salah is renowned for his blistering pace that has caused Premier League defenders nightmares over the years.The Egyptian ranked 2nd for a top speed in the English top flight last season, recording a speed of 6.6 kmh (22.7 mph), per ESPN.He has been a revelation at Anfield since arriving from AS Roma for £37.8 million in 2017.Salah has made 263 appearances, scoring 160 goals and contributing 66 assists.
Liverpool’s Salah didn’t get the revenge over Real Madrid he desired
Salah made it clear he was looking to avenge Liverpool’s agonizing defeat to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final when the two sides met again last season.
The Egyptian had to be substituted in the first-half of that final following a shoulder injury incurred in a collision with former Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos.
His absence was felt as Madrid went on to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 3-1.