Klopp lauds Salah's looming landmark

Klopp lauds Salah's looming landmark
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 15, 2020. 11:00

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Mohamed Salah with the winger set to make his 150th appearance for the club.

The Egypt international will feature for the Reds when they take on Arsenal in an English Premier League match on Wednesday.

Salah, who joined Liverpool from Italian side AS Roma in June 2017, has netted 94 goals in 149 competitive matches for the English giants.

“First and foremost, that means he played 50 games a year, each season, 50 games, and still counting,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

“Unbelievable, that’s a big number. Obviously he was lucky and we were lucky that he could play all these games because he was not injured, which is good.

“I was very positive in the moment when it was clear that we have him, that we signed him. I remember our talk, when we first met face to face, when we spoke.”

Klopp also praised Salah’s partnership with Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino and Senegalese winger Sadio Mane at Liverpool.

“‘What’s your favourite position?’ ‘It would be right wing, but Sadio Mane is playing there and he played a pretty good season.’ ‘Yes, he does, but he can play the other wing as well,'” he added.

“That was pretty much the start. The idea was clear how we want to play with the boys up front, but it worked out in a manner which we couldn’t have expected.

“They scored now 250 goals since they [joined the club], that’s an incredible number. It was a good day for Liverpool [when he signed] and a very good day as well for Mo because it fits really well and that’s very important in life.

“You cannot change the world alone but together with the right people around you, you have a better chance to do it.

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