Liverpool's Klopp praises Egypt's Salah for club's fastest 100 league goals record

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 26 Sep 2021

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has praised Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah after becoming the fastest player to net 100 league goals for the Reds, having reached that milestone in 151 games.

Liverpool s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) vies with Crystal Palace s English defender Tyrick Mitchell (R) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 18, 2021. AFP

The 29-year-old became the first foreign player to score 100 top-flight goals for Liverpool, only weeks after reaching 100 Premier League goals in total in the fifth-lowest number of games in the division's history.

"We gave him a shirt a couple of weeks ago with 100 on the back, we might have to give him another one now," Klopp said after the 3-3 draw with Brentford in the English Premier League on Saturday.  

"I know Mo, he's now sitting in the dressing room and thinking about the two chances he didn't score," he added.

Klopp revealed that he is confident that the Egyptian winger is doing his best to achieve more records with Liverpool as he knows Salah's mentality well.

"He'll [Salah] probably be the quickest player to score 150 goals too – it's an outstanding achievement, no doubt." Klopp said.

Salah also moved joint top of the Premier League's top scorers list with five goals, on level with West Ham's Michail Antonio and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy after six matchdays.

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