Liverpool, England (CNN): At the height of Beatlemania, fans would scream so loudly that Liverpool’s most famous exports could no longer hear themselves play.
The furore was unbearable and became a factor in the band’s decision to stop touring.
Over half a century later, there’s a new man whipping the city into a frenzy … only he likes it when things get turned up to eleven.
“There’s something very special about playing for Liverpool,” Mohamed Salah tells CNN’s Becky Anderson, as a remarkable debut season in which he has had a direct hand in 50 goals reaches its climax.
More often than not this season the Reds have marched to the relentless beat of Salah’s drum.
On Tuesday it was the Egyptian’s goal that turned the tide in Liverpool’s favor as Jurgen Klopp’s team won 2-1 and 5-1 on aggregate against Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals.
“The Champions League nights are special for the fans too,” says the 25-year-old, who joined from Roma for a club-record fee of $49 million. “You can feel it on the streets.”
“The atmosphere in that first game against Man City was the first time I had really seen something like that.”