Jurgen Klopp: Why Liverpool FC boss isn’t getting carried away with Mohamed Salah’s 20 goals

The Liverpool FC manager is refusing to get carried away with Mohamed Salah's incredible 20-goal haul in the 2017-18 season so far

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t getting carried away with Mohamed Salah’s 20-goal haul following Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

The Reds eased to resounding victory over the Cherries to end a run of successive stalemates with Merseyside rivals Everton and West Brom in their last two games.

Liverpool FC broke the deadlock on the south coast thanks to Philippe Coutinho’s superb solo goal before Salah extended the visitors’ lead with his 14th Premier League goal of the 2017-18 season.

Roberto Firmino and Dejan Lovren polished off a comfortable win against Eddie Howe’s men at the Vitality Stadium.

The Egypt international has scored 14 of Liverpool’s 38 goals in the current campaign since his £39m move to Anfield from Serie A giants AS Roma.

Speaking to his post-match media conference at Bournemouth following Salah’s 20th goal in all competitions this term, Klopp was refusing to get carried away with the summer signing’s goal haul.

“But what would happen if he would not score from now on? It’s still 20 after the season,” Klopp said.

“I’m looking forward to it that he stays in that shape and still plays like this. He didn’t score against West Brom, for example, and we could have needed it much more in that game than today but things happen, I have no problem with it.

“He knows how much talk is always about Mo. He knows how much I respect and like him, but it’s not about the ‘Fab Four’ – I don’t like that name as well.

“I don’t go home and think ‘my God, what a player Mo Salah is, how good is he and all the others?’ That’s not how it works.”

Salah moved to Liverpool FC from AS Roma to give the Premier League a go for the second time following a disappointing six-month stint at Chelsea in 2014.

The Reds winger established himself as one of Serie A’s most creative players during a two-season stint at AS Roma.

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