Liverpool boss Klopp praises Salah’s ‘new found trick’

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 22 Aug 2022

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has praised the development in the performance of his lefty Egyptian star winger Mohamed Salah during the new season, saying "I think he found a right foot on holiday."

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"He always develops. It's really crazy. I know a few years back he arrived and usually when a player comes from outside inside they use the inside of the foot to spin the ball and all of a sudden he had the full throttle - the Chelsea goal is a pretty remarkable one,” Klopp said during an interview with Sky Sports ahead of the game against Manchester United on Monday.

"This year he arrived with crosses with his right foot," the 55-year-old German tactician added.

"I'm pretty sure he knows that," a smiling Klopp told reporters.

"I didn't know it but I'm pretty sure Mo knows it, so good news!" he added.

Salah has recently said he is determined to break another record this season to become Liverpool's all-time top scorer in the Premier League.

Since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2017, Salah, now 30, has scored 119 league goals in 182 appearances - and now just nine goals short of the record held by former Reds striker Robbie Fowler.

Salah won the Premier League top scorer or joint top title three times in five seasons with the Reds after finishing last season as joint top scorer with 23 goals.

He kicked off the new season in style, scoring a goal in the opening 2-2 draw with Fulham.

The Egypt international may be renowned for his remarkable goal scoring stats but he has always had the ability to create opportunities for teamates, providing 64 assists in all competitions in five seasons with the Reds.

"He's obviously a top professional and he really tries to add on things into his game," Klopp said.

"He is a top, top, top striker and with the numbers he had, not only scoring-wise but assisting-wise as well, it's big," he added.

In July, Salah ended speculation regarding his future by penning a three-year contract extension in the summer, which will keep him at Anfield until 2025.

Liverpool made a slow start, having been also held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace in their second game.

Holders Manchester City, in contrast, made it two wins out of two by beating West Ham 2-0 and Bournemouth 4-0.

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