When Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s fifth goal at Old Trafford on Sunday, completing his hat-trick with more than 40 minutes remaining, it’s possible that Sepp van den Berg was the only person with Liverpool ties to find the moment bittersweet, given that he will play for Preston in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday against his parent club.
“It is a little bit scary to see how good they are doing,” he says. “When the draw came out, the first thing that came into my mind was: ‘Am I allowed to play?’”
After receiving written permission on Tuesday to play the question in his mind is: how will he celebrate if he scores? “I really don’t know how I would react. I might as well just go straight inside the tunnel and ask the manager to change me. I have no idea. Maybe I would be doing knee slides or maybe I would just keep quiet. I’m not thinking too much about it otherwise my head will go crazy.”
It is a nice quandary to have. “I hope I do score. I hope Preston do win. It would be a massive shock and hopefully it will be a very good game. It will be a weird game but I’m going to make the best of it and enjoy it.”
source : guardian sport