Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘really loves’ Liverpool FC summer signing

Jurgen Klopp admits his delight at how Mohamed Salah has been settling into life at Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has admitted his delight with how Mohamed Salah has been performing for Liverpool FC this season since his move to Anfield in the summer transfer window last year.

The Egypt international has been in brilliant form for the Reds since signing for the Premier League outfit from Italian side AS Roma last summer.

Salah has been one of the Premier League’s top attacking players this season and he scored his 32nd goal of the season in all competitions in the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

The 25-year-old has netted 24 goals and made eight assists in the Premier League this season and has proved himself to clearly be one of the signings of the season.

And the Liverpool FC manager has even admitted that he was not expecting to see the Egyptian net as many goals as he has done so far for the Merseyside outfit.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday at Anfield, Klopp said: “I had no numbers in my mind [when we signed him]. We knew he was a very offensively-orientated midfield player.

“If you are that then you need goals from players like this and you want them to score. I love the goals he’s scored, I love his assists. I really love this player, how he is doing so well and thank God he is still healthy and fit and all that stuff.

“All the others are important, exactly the same importance for us. We played together, he knows that he needed a pass – he cannot get the ball in midfield, run there and then be free in the box. That’s not possible.

“It was a world-class situation from Ox, speeding up in this situation and then passing the ball, like the situation of Roberto Firmino to pass [for the second goal].

“I would have a ligament injury in the ankle if I tried that. He did it and Sadio could score. That’s teamwork and I love that most, to be honest.

“But [Salah] deserves all the good critics he has got so far. We have to make sure he can carry on like this.”

Next up for Liverpool FC is the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash against FC Porto at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Reds have already all but booked their place in the quarter-finals after having won the first leg 5-0 last month.

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