Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road, Leeds, England, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. AP
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised the performance of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah after scoring his 100th Premier League goal to become the 5th fastest player in the league's history to reach this record as the 'Egyptian King' said he is "still hungry" for more achievements with the Reds.
The 29-year-old converted a cross by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 20th minute at Elland Road during the 3-0 win over Leeds to become the 30th player in the league's history to reach the milestone in his 162 appearances.
"Mo's records are crazy," Klopp said after watching his team draw level with Manchester United and Chelsea at the top.
"Since he joined us... what a player. And he's still hungry. He was still not happy for not scoring one or two others, that's how top class players are," the Liverpool coach added.
Salah, who scored two goals during a short stint with Chelsea in the 2013-14 season, has scored 98 goals so far at Liverpool, which he joined in 2017.
"I have 98 goals with Liverpool and I still need to score two more goals to reach the milestone with the Reds," Salah told a television programme after the game.
"It's difficult to score 100 goals and more since you are playing in the winger position but I always do my best to score as well as helping my team to achieve trophies and victories," the Egyptian star said.
"It's exceptional to score those goals for Liverpool and I hope to be the fastest player reaches this record with the team,"
"I hope to score more goals with Liverpool before leaving the team," Salah concluded.
The Egyptian international is on the right track to become a Liverpool legend after lifting the Champions League and Premiership in 2019 and 2020 respectively. He has not yet renewed his contract at Anfield , which expires in the summer of 2023.
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