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Erik Pieters: I’m really happy to have kept Salah quiet

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is happy for all what is achieving, yet believes he gave him defending masterclasses in their tie last weekend.

The Pharaoh reached 31 goals after managing to fire goals in the last four Premier League fixtures before Pieters and his teammates kept him quiet.

Pieters told Match of the Day: “We knew we had to give everything and although we had a little bit of luck at the beginning of the match with the chance Salah had, I thought from that moment we did really well as a team.

“I thought we all performed well and deserved to pick up the point which could turn out to be massive in our season.

“He has been unbelievable this season and basically I had one job which was to keep him quiet,” Pieters added.

“Apart from the one chance he had at the start of the game I thought I had him under control for the rest of the match.

“I wish him all the best to get the record and score as many goals as possible for the rest of the season but not against us and I’m really happy to have kept him quiet.”

With only two games left, Salah needs to find the net only once to become the best goal scorer in a 38 game Premier League season.

Next weekend the Reds will be traveling to London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as the Egyptian will be hoping to replicate his performance from the first leg.

London School for Journalism student. KingFut community manager, Saba7o Korah editorial team, Writing for Football Italia and I have featured for FourFourTwo, These Football Times and The Gentleman Ultra.

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