Klopp hails ‘exceptional’ Mohamed Salah after Bournemouth hat-trick
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Mohamed Salah after his hat-trick in the Reds’ 4-0 away victory against Bournemouth.
The Egyptian stole the show at the Vitality Stadium with a hat-trick, becoming the first Liverpool player to score an away hat-trick in the Premier League since Luis Suarez against Cardiff in March 2014.
He has currently 42 league goals for Liverpool since the beginning of last season, only three goals behind Lionel Messi, who is leading the charts in Europe’s top five leagues.
And after his performance on Saturday, Klopp has praised Salah, saying: “Whatever you do in a football game you have to finish off, and what Mo did was exceptional.
“The second goal was a foul [on Salah by Steve Cook], but Salah wants to score goals and it wasn’t an impressive finish, but it was good. The third was incredible.
“You shouldn’t be surprised about Salah’s desire [to score goals], that’s great for us and it’s just brilliant what he did [not going down after Cook’s challenge]. I like that mindset,” he added.
Following his hattrick, Salah moved top of the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals, level with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Liverpool’s next encounter will be a must-win game against Napoli in UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, December 11.
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