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Thierry Henry sends message to Liverpool star Mohamed Salah following Champions League final

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry told Mohamed Salah that he shouldn't have spoken ahead of Saturday's Champions League final

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry offered Mohamed Salah some advice after Liverpool lost Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final to Real Madrid.

Salah came off injured in the early stages of the 2018 final as the Spanish giants won 3-1 and ahead of last night’s showpiece, the Egyptian forward made it clear that he wanted his revenge. However, he failed to convert a number of chances as former Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois came up clutch for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who won 1-0 thanks to a second-half Vinicius Jr. goal.

And after the game former Gunners frontman Henry told Salah that he shouldn’t have spoken before the final, praising the aforementioned Courtois in the process. “We have said it so many times, it’s about putting the ball into the back of the net,” said Henry, via the Liverpool Echo.

“They (Madrid) have one on target and they score. Liverpool had a lot. But they faced Thibaut Courtois. Remember what I said in the semi-final, people don’t give him the credit he deserves. He’s one of the best keepers in the world and better than Ederson. And he’s shown it tonight.

“I always say something, don’t talk before a final. Beat Real Madrid, then talk and say, ‘it was revenge and all of that’. When you talk before a final, you have to win it.”

The result means that Madrid have now won five of the last nine Champions Leagues, lifting the coveted trophy 14 times in total. It left Liverpool with the two domestic cup competitions to show for their efforts this season, when they had been gunning for the quadruple.

 

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