Mohamed Salah can't wait to reacquaint with old friends when Liverpool face his former club AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.

The 25-year-old spent two seasons in the Italian capital prior to his move to Anfield, becoming a firm fan favourite over the course of his 83 appearances.

As such, an emotional reunion awaits Salah when he comes up against his old teammates to compete for a place in the final of Europe's premier cup competition over two legs.

The Egyptian is already looking forward to the tie, but insists sentiment won't get in the way of his desire to progress.

He told Premier League Productions: "I played for Roma for two years, I had a great time with the club, with the fans, I fought for the club and now I have to play against them.

"We text each other, as players, every week - we're still good friends.

"I'm very excited to go there and I love the fans, they love me, [there are] more emotions. 

"I hope we are going to win but also I wish them good luck."

Salah stands just three games from capping his debut campaign at Anfield with the biggest prize in European football, and the significance of the opportunity ahead is not lost on the winger.

He added: "It's something huge if you win the Champions League for a club like Liverpool.

"It's something different for us as players, for the city, for the fans, for everyone, I am sure we will fight for that 100 per cent."