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Real Madrid defender Marcelo ‘terrified’ of Mohamed Salah

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is “terrified” of Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, according to Egypt legend Mohamed Aboutrika.

Salah’s showdown with the Brazilian will a key battle in the Champions League final and Aboutrika believes the problems Salah has caused Marcelo previously bodes well for the Reds.

The duo first went up against each other in the 2012 London Olympics, when Salah came off the bench in Cardiff to inspire a second-half fightback against Brazil.

They also met in the last 16 of the Champions League in 2015/16 when Salah’s Roma were knocked out by Real Madrid in the last 16.

“Liverpool have a big chance to win the Champions League against Real Madrid,” he told beiN Sports. “I witnessed on that pitch what Salah can do to Marcelo during the Olympic Games.

“I was playing with Egypt against Brazil. Marcelo is terrified of Salah. I noticed the same thing in the Champions League when AS Roma played against Real Madrid.”