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Jurgen Klopp has celebrated Mohamed Salah’s undying greed for goals after another headline day for the summer-signing.
The Egyptian scored in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over West Ham to match Luis Suarez’s 2013/2014 tally of 31 goals across all competitions – with two months of the season still to play.
In the process, Salah also broke the record for most left-footed goals scored by an individual in a single Premier League season with 20.
It was by no means one of the forward’s most explosive afternoons in a Liverpool shirt, but that alone serves as testament to his world-class ability to crop up with key contributions.
Discussing his side’s top-scorer, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “In football, it is all about doing the right thing in the right moment. I like Mo’s desire for goals. You could see that.”
“He is obviously doing well and it was not the biggest chance we had in the game from which he scored from.”
“Mo is obviously a boy who is full of greed to score goals and that’s what you need in front of the goal.”
Salah continues to belie the unjust expectations of him upon his arrival at Liverpool, not only succeeding in England’s top flight second-time round but asserting himself as one of the league’s most accomplished players.
Needless it be said he has defied demands that Klopp must recruit an orthodox centre-forward, thriving in an interchanging system that has often seen him adopt a central role and make the movement a conventional striker would.
There is a moment of ingenuity waiting to spring into life regardless of how well he is playing on the day.
He is swiftly on his way to becoming one of Liverpool’s best signings in the Premier League era and spearheading the club’s push for a top four finish in the process.
With 10 league games remaining and a potential Champions League quarter-final to come, Salah could yet come extremely close to 40 goals for the season.