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Carlo Ancelotti: Hopefully Salah got all of the goals out of his system

Carlo Ancelotti: Hopefully Salah got all of the goals out of his system

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manager jokingly said that he hopes Salah has run out of goals ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

scored his first hat-trick of the season against Bournemouth in the English Premier League, just before the Reds’ clash against Napoli in the Champions League this Tuesday.

READ: Mohamed Salah one of the best in the world, says Eddie Howe

will need just a one-nil win at Anfield in order to qualify for the round of 16 as they currently sit third behind both Napoli and PSG.

Ancelotti also talked about the return of Faouzi Ghoulam as well as both debuts of Alex Meret and Amin Younes in Napoli’s 4-0 win against Frosinone.

“I made the decision to start Ghoulam on Tuesday,” the Italian coach revealed to Sky Sports Italia.

“This was a dangerous fixture, the kind of classic trap that we can fall into, especially ahead of a Champions League game.”

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“Those who debuted or made their comebacks today should be applauded, as they knew how to wait, prepare and were ready when called upon.

“We can start thinking about Liverpool now, but must try to be calm and concentrated. We arrive with the right mentality, the players are in good shape and a few rested today.

“It is fundamental to have a positive approach in Liverpool, trying to control the initiative, but then we are incapable of any other attitude. We are not suited to parking the bus and this wouldn’t be the right game to do that either.”

He then talked about Salah’s hat-trick against Bournemouth, saying: “Hopefully he got them [the goals] all out of his system today and will run dry next week.

“I have fond memories of Anfield, as I won the Premier League there with Chelsea. It’s a fantastic stadium and an honour for us to play there. It has a unique atmosphere – apart from the San Paolo, of course.”

READ: Klopp hails ‘exceptional’ Mohamed Salah after Bournemouth hat-trick

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