Roma still haven’t forgotten their foolishness last summer. The Champions League semi-finalists somehow agreed to sell world superstar and the potential heir to Messi’s throne, Mo Salah, for a paltry £35M. In other words, for the price of an Andy Carroll. Roma is now seeking vengeance by overcoming Liverpool for a place in the Champions League final.
UEFA will give the finalists a big novelty cheque that can be cashed for millions. This money would start to ease the tension in Rome that has been bubbling away since Mo said “ciao”. It’s okay for Mourinho to sell unique attacking talent for a fraction of their true value, but Roma don’t like to park a bus as their only tactic in big games.
Fans in Rome are currently streaming in to the Vatican to pray that Salah decides that 41 goals is enough for any man. Their prayers are unlikely to be answered. Meanwhile, Salah has spent the past week practising his serious-stare-in-to-the-distance goal celebration that has been giving Liverpool fans a hard-on. Once he completes his hat trick against Roma, he plans to stare for at least 17 seconds, which unsurprisingly would be a new record.
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