- Jurgen Klopp eager to see Mohamed Salah extend his goal-scoring run
- Egyptian scored 20th goal of the season in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday
- Salah strengthened position as Premier League’s top scorer
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Jurgen Klopp is refusing to dwell on Mohamed Salah’s remarkable scoring run and is keen to see the Egyptian maintain his form.
The forward scored his 20th goal of the season across all competitions on Sunday, expertly curling home from close-range as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over Bournemouth.
After rumours that the summer-signing would be rested, Salah rewarded Klopp’s decision to include him by inflicting a miserable afternoon for Eddie Howe’s men.
Left-back Charlie Daniels bore the brunt of Salah’s sparkling form, constantly finding himself exposed to the Liverpool man’s pace and movement in behind.
Discussing Salah’s goal tally, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “But what would happen if he would not score from now on? It’s still 20 after the season. I’m looking forward to it that he stays in that shape and still plays like this.”
“He didn’t score against West Brom, for example, and we could have needed it much more in that game than today but things happen, I have no problem with it.”
“He knows how much talk is always about Mo. He knows how much I respect and like him, but it’s not about the ‘Fab Four’ – I don’t like that name as well.”
“I don’t go home and think ‘my God, what a player Mo Salah is, how good is he and all the others?’ That’s not how it works.”
Salah’s latest goal extended his lead as the highest scoring player in English football, as well as equalling Daniel Sturridge as the second fastest player to score 20 goals for the club- a feat he achieved in just 26 games.
He hasn’t ceased to astonish so far this season, boasting a consistency rivalled by few in the league and positioning himself at the heart of Liverpool’s Champions League charge and fight for a top four finish.
The club’s marquee acquisition may have endured a sublime start to life on Merseyside, but there is still plenty of work to be done yet, as Klopp rightly points out.