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Kuyt: I respected Salah already as a player but as a human even more now

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has spoken on the achievements and Liverpool career so far of , as well as how much he likes Salah as a person.

In an interview with Liverpool’s official website, Dirk Kuyt has put Salah’s achievements into context as the Egyptian scored his 50th Liverpool goal in just his 65th appearance during their game against Red Star Belgrade in the .

The former Netherlands international said “It’s amazing. I talked to him on Wednesday after the game – he is such a nice guy. Everybody can see when they are watching in the stadium or on television that he is a great player; not everyone can see he is a very nice person who is very happy at Anfield at the moment.”

He continued, “That’s the most important thing: that he feels respected and that he feels happy at Liverpool Football Club. That’s why he is achieving those kinds of things. Everyone knows he is a fantastic player. The fact he is here, that he is respected and that he is happy counts even more.”

“Hopefully he will be happy for a very long time here. Wednesday was the first time I met him in person; I respected him already as a player but as a human even more now.”

When asked what enables Salah to be such a prolific goalscorer, Kuyt said “The partnership between Mane, Firmino and Mo makes the difference. Mo is very happy with Firmino, he is the type of striker who doesn’t live by goals – he lives by playing football, winning games and winning together. That has made it a pleasure for Mo to play with these kinds of players, who are not selfish and who know how to bring Salah into positions to score.”

“On Wednesday I saw him for the first time playing in a different kind of role, more as a central striker, and again he did very well. It’s all because of that connection, especially with the players up front who know what to do and know in which kinds of positions they need to bring Salah. He made a great goal and also a good penalty.”

Salah will be hoping to continue his upturn in form in Liverpool’s next game which is against Cardiff at Anfield on Saturday at 4PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at KingFut.com. 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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  1. Sahar kandil

    October 27, 2018 at 1:26 AM

    Salah is a great player and a very kind human he always makes all the people around him happy all thr egyptians all the audience all the rads he just tries to do his best and plays well for his team he is just mo who is loved by all

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