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Stoke City coach glad team kept Salah quiet

Mohamed Salah Stoke

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Stoke City boss Paul Lambert praised Potters left back Erik Pieters after he was able to stop Liverpool goal-machine during the goalless clash at Anfield.

Apart from a chance in the sixth minute, when Jordan Henderson’s through ball set Mohamed Salah through on goal but the ’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 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.

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“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.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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