Maurizio Sarri: Salah is ‘outstanding’
Liverpool have beaten Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to return on top of the league table with 85 points, two ahead of Manchester City who still have one game in hand.
During the game Egypt international Mohamed Salah scored a sensational goal from 25 yards out to secure the win for his side. This marked the 26-year-old’s 19th goal in the Premier League this season, putting on top of the Premier League’s goalscoring charts alongside Man City’s Sergio Aguero.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri then commented on Salah’s goal and performance during the game.
“Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe at this moment,” Sarri said.
“They played very well for 90 minutes. But I think we stayed in the match very well today.
“We were a little bit unlucky for the second goal for the timing of it, but Mo Salah is outstanding, it was a wonderful goal.
“Then we were also a little bit unlucky because in three minutes we had three opportunities, two with Hazard and one with Higuain and we hit the post for the 35th time this season,” he added.
The former Napoli coach then talked about his side’s performance and Liverpool’s title race chances.
“Liverpool started the second half for 10 minutes in a very strong way and it wasn’t easy to play against them in that moment.
“We needed to get through those first 10 minutes because in the last 20-25 minutes we could have found a lot of spaces. The target was to get to the last 20-25 minutes 0-0.
“Two or three months ago we’d not have been able to stay in this match.
“To close the gap with Liverpool and Man City will be very difficult as the quality is so high,” he concluded.
Liverpool will now shift their focus to the UEFA Champions League as they will travel to Portugal to face Porto in the return-leg of the quarter-finals.
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