Stoke City coach glad team kept Salah quiet
Apart from a chance in the sixth minute, when Jordan Henderson’s through ball set Mohamed Salah through on goal but the Premier League’s top scorer chipped the ball wide, the young Pharaoh was not able to threaten the Potters’ nets due to a strong man-to-man marking by Dutch defender Erik Pieters that lasted till the last minute.
“It’s no mean feat keeping a player like Salah quiet. He has been scoring goals for fun and I must admit I did have my heart in my mouth when he went through early on,” said the Scottish coach.
“But Jack Butland did well and after that Erik was brilliant and deserved all the plaudits that came his way,” Lambert added. “I thought Erik was outstanding. That’s the best I’ve seen him play since I joined the Club in January – he was superb.”
Liverpool are now in danger of losing their third place in the Premier League table as Tottenham Hotspurs are just one point behind them, while Stoke are fighting for survival in the EPL after securing their third straight draw.
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