Jurgen Klopp was not too interested when he asked to compare the talents of Mohamed Salah and former Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez.
Salah netted his 16th and 17th goals of the season in the comfortable midweek win over Stoke, meaning he has scored more goals than any Liverpool player in any season since Suarez left in summer 2014.
Steven Gerrard (13), Daniel Sturridge (13) and Philippe Coutinho (14) have shared the top-goalscoring honours in the three seasons since, but Salah has blown them all out of water before the turn of the year.
Asked to compare the two at Friday’s press conference ahead of the trip to Brighton, Klopp was reluctant.
“I’m not interested,” he said. “I respect Suarez a lot. He’s a Liverpool legend and still a great player but he’s not a Liverpool player anymore.
“I don’t have to compare players, I’m not interested.”
On Salah, he added: “I am a very positive person but we always talk about the last game and I’m only interested in the next game.
“Mo is in a good moment and hopefully he will stay in a good moment.”
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