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Liverpool striker Salah warns Rush: Only seven goals now...!

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is full of pride to have reached the 40-goal mark.

Salah became only the third player to score 40 goals for the Reds in one campaign – following Ian Rush and Roger Hunt – when netting in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Rush holds the overall record when scoring 47 times in the 1983-84 campaign, while Hunt's best tally was the 42 he managed in 1961-62.

“It's also very close, it's just seven goals," said Salah on Rush's record if 47. “But let's see! It's still, I don't know how many games there is to go, but we have the Premier League and semi-finals of the Champions League to play.

“I will try my best to score again and help the team.

“Scoring 40 goals means a lot. But even in the end I said it... I try to score every game to help the team. To get the points.

“That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, we play as 11 players. So each goal for me, or for anyone else is to try to help the team."

On being told he scored 40 goals quicker than any other player in Liverpool's history, Salah responded: “It's a great feeling. Of course it's a great feeling. But you know I said in the end I am happy to score, happy to help the team, that's it."

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