Klopp admits Liverpool star has exceeded all expectations

Date published: Monday 1st January 2018 1:00

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that goal-machine Mohamed Salah is even better than he expected.

The Egyptian has been in scintillating form so far this season for the Reds, having scored an incredible 22 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.

And Klopp is more than happy with Salah’s progress with a few of his attributes surprising the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

“The record is remarkable and the goals themselves are remarkable as well,” said Klopp. “I’d like to show you all the scouting footage we had from the games we saw. The second goal against Leicester – a goal like this was not involved. He is so physically strong.

“That second goal shows what confidence does. That is how a good moment feels. Strikers in a good moment know when they miss one chance that there will be another chance.

“When he passed [Harry] Maguire in the box in the first half, that situation was made for him but he shot into the stand. He’s not happy but his desire to score goals is at the highest level. He is angry at me when I take him off after 65 minutes or so. That’s the mentality you need.”

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