Jurgen Klopp was at his vibrant best during today’s press-conference ahead of Liverpool v Manchester United tomorrow…
The boss was asked a range of questions, one of which was about how Mo Salah is feeling following his heroics in Egypt – which sent his country to the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
Our winger scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Congo, including a last minute penalty which quite literally started a pitch invasion.
“He’s very proud. I’d never seen celebrations like that. That pressure was unbelievable,” the boss began.
“I would say at the moment he’s our number one penalty taker! That pressure was really big. He did really well!”
How serious Klopp is about this statement isn’t certain, but Roberto Firmino missed his last spot-kick against Sevilla and James Milner, last season’s ever-reliable taker, is rarely on the pitch anymore.
We’d be happy with Salah given responsibility, given that he’s already our top scorer this term, but would equally like Firmino to have the opportunity to pad his stats – providing he scores his penalties from now on!
Both should start at Anfield tomorrow in a front-three which will likely include Coutinho on the left in Sadio Mane’s absence.