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'I bet Salah I'd outscore him in EPL'

Posted: 3 September 2018 Time: 17:30

A Premier League star has attributed his early season form to a bet he made with last season's top scorer Mohamed Salah.

Salah netted a staggering 32 league goals last season, which broke the Premier League record for most goals in a single season.

But during his debut season of joy with the Reds, one of his teammates, Danny ings, was getting to grips with regaining fitness after a nightmare spell on the sidelines.

Ings arrived at the Merseyside outfit as a 23-year-old freshly broken into the national team but two separate anterior cruciate ligament injuries restricted the tireless forward to just 14 appearances in three seasons.

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However, since joining Southampton in the off-season for a reported £20m, in a bid to restart his career, Ings revealed his impressive start is down to the Egyptian.

"He's not going to have to buy me a car or anything if I win - although he can if he wants," Ings told SkySports about the bet over who'd score more goals in the division.

"He proposed the bet on messages when I left. Hopefully we'll both score plenty of goals. It would be ­incredible to beat him, wouldn't it? I'm just working every day to ­improve.

"I've missed a lot of ­football. But, of course, it's not a cash bet. I wouldn't be stupid enough to put any cash on it. It's just a bit of banter.

"People would think I'm mad to take on that bet if there was cash ­involved. I don't have a goals target. I don't want to limit ­myself on what I can achieve. As long as we're ­winning I'm happy."

Ings has netted twice in three starts during the 2018/19 season while Salah has two from four starts.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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