Antonio Rudiger cultivates his friendship with former Roma team-mate Mohamed Salah, but strives to keep him quiet when he meets at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Salah and Liverpool reach a place in the Champions League final after a 7: 6 aggregate victory against Roma in West London.
Chelsea defender Rüdiger agrees that these prizes have made a big difference in Salah's game since the joint dressing room in the Italian capital.
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"Salah is currently the best player in the league for me, but not only does he play for Liverpool.
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"We are very good [friends]. He was already good in Roma, but when he was there he would sometimes miss opportunities. But this year he is very, very clinical and also stronger than he is in Rome.
"I'm very happy to play against him because it's also a big game, so I play football."
"But they also have [Roberto] Firmino, [Sadio] Mane and the guys on the back , They have a great team that scores a lot of goals. "
Rudiger has taken down He was the first of two Roma newcomers, and Emerson Palmieri also joined the Giallorossi in January
The central defender has come off in the last few weeks Locked by Marcos Alonso in the first team, although Rudiger believes that Emerson needs more time than himself or Salah, who has recently recovered from a cruciate ligament injury.
"First you have to let him play. What I can say is that he was good because he's been here since January and he only had four starts.
"It's not easy when you're on the bench, and you're like the Man City game, it's not easy, but I think he did well It's important for him to stay fit and then wait for his chance.
"First and foremost, these good performances are because of him. I do not want to appear important, but I try to help him because we speak the same language [Italian] and he is not so confident in his English.
"So that's the perfect mix and I can talk to him During the games he gave him instructions and at the end of the day he did very well [for himself]." I always try to be good with my buddies to know about the dressing room. Of course you can not like everyone. But here I am. They are funny people and I think you have to create a good atmosphere in the dressing room because we see each other every day.
"You can make the locker room like a funeral and of course we're not happy with the bad results, you still have to go on at the end of the day."
The Roma's performance shocked many in the Champions League when they came back 4-1 in the quarter-finals and defeated Barcelona with away goals.
Rudiger says he closely watched his former club, but that he does not regret missing the impressive campaign of the Italian club with which he also lost Chelsea's competition to beat the group.
"It was very emotional for myself. I did not show it, but [I felt it] inside," he said about the blues games against Roma in October.
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" In life I think that everything happens for a reason. Last year the Roma were in the Europa League, so there was no chance to play against Chelsea. "
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