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Klopp admits signing Salah was a risk

Jurgen Klopp on Salah

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Liverpool manager has admitted that signing Salah was a risk, despite also highlighting how good the Egyptian was at Roma.

Following his 41st goal of the season away at West Bromwich Albion, Jurgen Klopp has continued to praise the Egyptian sensation who is breaking records left, right and centre.

The 50 year old German said “Is it a bargain? I don’t know but it’s the business. Which is the better business, to bring in Andy Robertson from Hull for a few million or doing that? That’s the business part of football. £37m or whatever it was, I’m not sure of the price, it was the market and other teams could have bought him. Is it that now he’s scored 40 goals maybe we should pay 50 million? You always take the risk that it doesn’t work.”

“He’s a very good player and we hoped, we were pretty sure, it would work out, but we couldn’t be 100 per cent sure. It’s all good for the boys and the opportunity it gives them having really good players around and it’s always a benefit and they’re always more expensive than when they came in and that’s the Mo situation.”

Klopp continued, “He’s still starting on the wing but of course his position has changed a little bit and he’s inside at the right moment. If you’re only inside it makes no sense. It’s about being in the right space at the right moment. That’s what we have developed over the season all together.”

Salah will be hoping to continue his goalscoring exploits as he faces his former club Roma in the Champions League semi final on Tuesday 24th of April, before aiming to be the outright all time top goalscorer in a single 38 game Premier League season the following Saturday at home against Stoke.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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