Celtic winger Liel Abada admits that his ultimate dream is to play for Liverpool and has sent Mo Salah a message in the process.
Abada arrived at Parkhead from Maccabi Petah Tikva over the summer and has featured regularly under new Bhoys boss Ange Postecoglou this season. Indeed, the 20-year-old has made an impressive start to life in Glasgow, notching four goals in just six games.
However, Abada knows he still has a long way to go before he can realise his dreams.
He told sport5.co.il: “My dream was and remains to play in England, in one of the teams in the Premier League.
“The biggest dream is Liverpool, but I have to keep working hard at Celtic to prove myself and take it step by step. Should Mo Salah worry? From me? No! He is a super player.”
Abada’s move to Celtic has certainly gone down well in his homeland. Indeed, footage of his image adorning huge billboards in Israel emerged earlier this week.
The young attacker admits it’s been a rollercoaster since he joined the club, adding: “I remember arriving at a restaurant and I was shown the contract. I grabbed my head. I knew my dream was coming true.
“Anyone who hasn’t been to Celtic Park does not understand what an atmosphere is. You do not understand what a shiver it gives. My song too, and when they shout You’ll Never Walk Alone. It’s hard for me to even explain in words.”
Hampden debut awaits
Ahead of a trip to the national stadium with Celtic in November, Abada could make his Hampden debut when Israel take on Scotland this Saturday. He added: “I will wait patiently for my minutes. I work hard in training to prove I deserve to play.
“No matter how many minutes the coach gives me, I will try to prove my place on the field. “I haven’t been yet but I am told the atmosphere at Hampden is extraordinary. The games against Scotland are always close. It will be tough, with a noisy and enthusiastic crowd. But we have to play our game and I believe we can win.”