Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has stated that the Champions League is the biggest competition in club football. Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola had earlier claimed that the Champions League was like roulette and that the Premier League was more important.
Last season, Liverpool won the competition after playing Tottenham in the final. Meanwhile, City were knocked out of the tournament by the Lilywhites as Guardiola is yet to win the Champions League since leaving Barcelona.
However, the Egyptian doesn’t seem to agree with the Citizens’ manager, claiming that if given a choice, Guardiola himself would choose the European competition.
“Honestly, I didn't know that he (Guardiola) said that, but I think if you give him a choice to choose which one, he would choose the Champions League," Salah told CNN.
He then stated that it is purely his opinion because it is the best competition in the world of club football, which is why everyone wants to win it. While the former Roma star did state that the Premier League is also a huge competition, the Champions League is the elite one.
"That's my opinion. I'm not talking about him, but my opinion. It's the biggest competition in football, so everyone wants to win it. Every coach, every player wants to win it, dreams of winning it. So of course the Premier League also is something big, but still the Champions League is the biggest competition."