Right after the Egyptian forward touched the 20-goal benchmark of this season, Jurgen Klopp hails Mohamed Salah for his contribution to the squad. The Liverpool star scored the 48th minute-goal to seal Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth last night. And with that, he made another record with the Anfield club.
Liverpool is now holding the top place of the Premier League table with 65 points in 26 games. However, Manchester City is now giving them a tough time as they are just 3-point behind with 62. But, it is great news for Liverpool as their central attacker is coping-up with his usual form after a shaky start this season.
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While talking about his yesterday’s performance, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said “The record is good but the performance was really good. He played an outstanding game.” He added, “It was exactly the football he is able to play and that we want him to play; very involved in things, not only scoring but in the build-up as well, sometimes dropping deep, in the half-spaces, staying wide, all that stuff.”
The manager said “That’s exactly how he has to play and he did it in an outstanding manner.” He then also praised his brilliant goal last night and added “The goal he scored, I don’t think you find a lot of players who would do what Bobby [Firmino] did in that moment. Most would try to shoot and be blocked, but he does a little pass and Mo is then obviously a pretty cool finisher.”
Jurgen Klopp also gave his remark for the Liverpool players and said “Trent trained twice after four weeks out. It was good that we could bring him on and could see immediately what a fantastic player he is,” and added “Today was a day where the boys could really show that we can play a little bit of football. I’m really happy for them.”
On the other hand, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe also gave his views and said “The first goal is a huge moment in the match. We set up to try and frustrate Liverpool and restrict space. I thought that worked quite well for the opening period of the game.” He added “The crowd was very good for them and they started well but we hung in there. The first goal is a key moment – a second-phase set play, half a yard offside. A huge turning point in the match.”