Egyptian football legend Mohamed Salah failed to deliver optimum performance since the second half of the Premier League. And for that, several club officials and fans reportedly lost their trust in the talisman of Liverpool. However, the defensive star of the Reds, Virgil van Dijk, hits out at people and said that the Premier League side never lost their trust in Salah.
The Egyptian forward scored a brilliant hat trick last night against Leeds United. And with that brilliant performance, he proved his quality and dedication to the club in any situation. Right after scoring the opening goal in the 4th minute of the match, the Egyptian star scored his second at the 33rd minute followed by his hat-trick goal at the 88th minute.
Virgil van Dijk believes Liverpool never lost faith on Mohamed Salah
While talking about Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk recently told beIN Sports, “Well that’s the media, you guys, doubting him. Obviously, we appreciate him and that’s the most important thing for him as well.” He then added, “We don’t see the negative parts of what the media says.”
He also told “It was one of those situations that can happen. I tried my best, that’s what I did and unfortunately, a goal came out of it but I don’t worry about it.” Virgil then said, “Eventful. Something that we obviously expected, the intensity at least. Nobody wants to concede goals and it was an intense game for both sides. A lot of running, 1v1s, and counter-attacks.”
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He said, “The points are massive of course. They’re going to give a lot of trouble to many teams in the league I think with the way they play and intensity. It was good for us to get the three points but we will have plenty of things to work on.” On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp said, “First and foremost congratulations to him because he’s a very special player very, very special player.”
He said, “The numbers tell the story a little bit, all the rest you probably don’t know. But today’s a very good example as he put three more goals on his score list, but the performance all-round was absolutely exceptional in a game like this.” Klopp said, “So he deserved the goals, 100 percent, yes two were penalties, one was a sensational finish, but he deserved these goals because he was constantly present, causing the opponent massive problems.”