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Klopp extols Egypt's Salah after landmark goal

Salah is the first player to score 20+ goals for Liverpool in three consecutive seasons after Michael Owen, 2000-2003

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Mar 2020
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (AFP)
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Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp lauded Mohamed Salah's scoring skills after he had helped the Reds revert their deficit into a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth on Saturday.

That was Salah's 20th goal of the season, becoming Liverpool's first player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive seasons after Michael Owen in 2000-2003.

“I don’t think he needed that goal to do that, but it helps obviously that people [will] remember you. Incredibly important goal, a super performance – a really, really good game of Mo," the German Klopp told the club's official website.

The Egyptian winger scored the equaliser before Sadio Mane went on to score the winner to bring Liverpool back to winning ways.

“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 has the chance to do similar stuff. That would be really cool.

“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,” he concluded.

Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Salah has scored 70 goals in his first 100 Premier League games to become the team's best-ever scorer. Only England's iconic striker Alan Shearer did better, scoring 79 goals for Blackburn in his first 100 Premier League games in the early 1990s.

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