Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has made it clear about the team he wants to face in the UEFA Champions League final.

The Egyptian has revealed that he prefers to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final to Manchester City.

The Egyptian King was influential for Reds in their 3-2 away win over Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica Stadium on Tuesday night.

Salah provided an assist for Brazilian midfielder Fabinho as they staged a comeback to qualify for the final on a 5-2 aggregate.

Liverpool will now face either La Liga winners Real Madrid or current Premier League leaders Manchester City in the final on May 28 in Paris France.

The two European powerhouses played out a thrilling first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week, with Pep Guardiola’s side recording a 4-3 victory heading to the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

And ahead of the game, Salah told BT Sports that he is hoping to avoid Manchester City in the final.

“It’s great to be in the final for the third time in five years,” he said.

“I want to play Real Madrid, I have to be honest.

“Hopefully we we’ll win it from them as well.”

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 to win their 13th UEFA Champions League title in 2018, thanks to a brace from Gareth Bale and a Karim Benzema strike.