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Jordan Henderson praises ‘outstanding’ Salah after four-goal display

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captain and England international praised his teammates after they bounced back from their defeat against Manchester United to thrash Watford.

The Reds’ lost to Manchester United last week in the Premier League at Old Trafford, missing on a chance to climb above the Red Devils in second place. They, however, bounced back from the defeat and thrashed Watford 5-0 at Anfield in a game that saw score a super hat-trick.

Henderson told Liverpool’s official website he was glad with the team’s ‘great reaction’ to the Old Trafford defeat and explained the importance of this victory.

“It was important to bounce back [from] last week but also some other teams weren’t playing so it’s important to get three points on the board, especially before we go away on internationals,” Henderson said.

“I still think at times we were a little bit sloppy, especially first half, we were giving the ball away a little bit too much in a five/10-minute period.

“But for the majority of the game I thought we controlled it really well and scored some fantastic goals and always looked dangerous going forward.”

Mohamed Salah

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The 27-year-old midfielder also hailed Salah after the Egypt international’s thrilling performance on Saturday, which saw him score four goals and assisting one.

“He’s been fantastic and he was outstanding again. He’s scored some brilliant goals and his work-rate off the ball [was good] as well, like I keep saying. I thought it was a good team performance but he was outstanding.

Following his four goals against Watford, the former Chelsea winger is now leading the golden boot race with 28 goals, four goals above second-placed Harry Kane.

Read: Salah’s four-goal performance against Watford sets series of records

“[The front three have] got a great relationship together and they’ve scored some fantastic goals.

“But, as I keep saying, it’s [also] the work-rate off the ball, the movement for each other to create the space and I think they do that fantastically well.

“And then it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we get the results,” he added.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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