Klopp: Mane has chance to emulate Salah

Klopp: Mane has chance to emulate Salah
Mohamed Salah (L) of Liverpool celebrates with teammate in Sadio Mane

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020. 16:00

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated Egypt international Mohamed Salah’s ‘world-class’ credentials.

This comes after the Liverpool forward scored his 20th goal of the season against AFC Bournemouth over the weekend.

It was also Salah’s 70th goal in the English Premier League for the club from 100 appearances.

Furthermore, the hitman has netted 20 times or more in all competitions for the third campaign in a row – the first Liverpool player to achieve that feat since Michael Owen in the 2002-03 season.

“I don’t think he needed that goal to do that, but it helps obviously that people [will] remember you,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

“Incredibly important goal, a super performance – a really, really good game of Mo.

“He is an outstanding striker, a world-class striker. It’s really nice, I’m really happy for him that he reached that mark and I think Sadio (Mane) has the chance to do similar stuff. That would be really cool,” he added.

“We need the boys because with all the good stuff you can do on the pitch, in the end you need somebody to finish it off and very often, thank God, it was Mo.”

Senegalese star Mane, who is currently on 18 goals, will emulate Salah if he scores at least a brace against Spain’s Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday.

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