Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said Mohamed Salah’s statistics were “crazy” after the Egyptian striker scored two goals in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on Sunday.
After two consecutive league losses, Salah gave Liverpool a two-goal lead before the end of the first half, and Liverpool overcame great pressure in the second half after Harry Kane reduced the difference for the host.
Salah is three goals away from surpassing legend Kenny Dalglish in the list of Liverpool’s best scorers ever, and Klopp said that the Egypt captain would not stop there.
Klopp said: “Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Fowler may have had times when neither of them scored. Mo will not stop, he is among the top eight scorers in Liverpool and he will not stop.
He added: When you look at Salah’s statistics, goals and aid, it’s crazy.
Salah has scored only six goals in the Premier League this season, but he is looking to return to his best, which is positive for a Liverpool team trying to make up for their disastrous start to the season.
Salah participated in scoring or assisting 19 goals in 20 matches in all competitions this season, a number that he has only surpassed once at this stage in the six seasons he spent with the club.
Even with the slow start, Klopp said. He was involved in creating the highest number of opportunities in Europe, but we didn’t take them or didn’t take them. This can happen to an attacker, it’s a completely normal stage. In the end when you look back at his career four, five or six years later, everyone will remember one of the best strikers I’ve ever seen.
And the German coach continued: Tonight, the thing that pleased me the most is that he scored the two goals and then played collectively with the team.
After two losses to Nottingham Forest and Leeds United, Klopp celebrated wildly at the end of the match and admitted that the victory over Tottenham could be an important moment for his side, who climbed to eighth place.
“Yes, I was a little affected, but it was a very big match,” Klopp said.