Klopp doesn't want Liverpool to chase Golden Boot for Salah

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Henderson revealed that his side is looking forward to the challenge of playing Roma and hopefully reaching the final in May, with the Reds impressing in recent games and also in defeating Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter final.

Salah has scored an incredible 40 goals in his first season at Anfield, with 30 of those coming in the Premier League to put him four ahead of two-time victor Harry Kane at the top of the scoring charts.

The Egyptian, who is now leading the European Golden Shoe race ahead of Lionel Messi, has already scored 30 Premier League goals this season.

The club have received an allocation of 5,000 for the 70,634-capacity stadium with supporters who have attended at least one away European fixture either this season or two years ago first in line.

Liverpool are third on 70 points and are nearly assured of a Champions League place, although as it stands they need six points from their last four matches to be certain mathematically. Honestly as you can see, I have had a great season and still some games to go. It was a hard first half but I thought we reacted well at half-time and it was a great test for us, one we came through and hopefully we can take that into the next round.

Jurgen Klopp's side have a semi-final against Roma, who eliminated Barcelona, to negotiate before they can even think about a trip to Kiev - never mind lifting the trophy for a sixth time.

Pressed on whether Liverpool can beat Roma, Essien said: "Everyone will be expecting them to go all the way". It's not that we start now trying to bring him into situations where he will score. I know the first four places play Champions League next year but it's always better to finish second than third or fourth.

The 25-year-old has netted a remarkable 40 goals in his maiden campaign at Anfield, 30 of which have come in the English top flight.

For Liverpool, the England global has netted 63 times in 133 appearances, with his first 50 coming in just 87 games. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time.

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