Klopp assures he had no doubts about Salah’s resurrection
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has always seen a dedicated and hard-working Mohamed Salah during his tough stage of the season in the past two months, saying that it concerned nobody that he wasn’t scoring.
Salah ended his eight-game goal drought by scoring a stunner against Southampton to lead his side to a 3-1 victory. The 26-year-old winger scored an outstanding goal following a great solo effort that saw him run from the halfway line to the penalty area.
The Egypt international also became the fastest player in Liverpool’s history to score 50 Premier League goals, reaching the milestone in 69 games.
The Reds are preparing for the first leg encounter of the Champions League quarterfinal against Porto on Tuesday, and Klopp discussed how the team dealt with Salah’s regressed form recently.
“He was so close in so many moments, and now he has 18 goals [in the Premier League]. It’s a brilliant number,” Klopp said in pre-match press conference.
“He’s a grown man, and he knows he has to work for it. His work rate was always brilliant, in training and in games, so that’s why nobody was concerned. But when you score a world-class goal, of course it helps. A beautiful goal, it was so decisive and so important.”
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