Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian striker’s goal against Brentford on Saturday set a number of milestones.
The victory keeps the Reds in contention for UEFA Champions League football next season.
Salah scored in the 13th minute from close range, his 30th goal of the season. It was also the Egyptian’s 100th goal at Liverpool’s iconic stadium since joining from Italian Serie A side AS Roma in 2017.
“I think as an offensive player, you need to have this desire to score goals, but a lot of people forget how many goals he sets up. So, he’s just always, very, very often involved in the goals,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 1-0 win in the English Premier League (EPL).
“A lot of other players don’t appreciate people enough when they are still playing, and for us, it’s clear he’s an all-time great,” Klopp added.
His team is fifth in the table and has a slim chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season. They must continue to win in case anyone above them makes a mistake.
“It’s probably a little bit more exciting than a few teams wanted for us. It’s good that we could get into that region of the table again. But we have to make sure that we keep (an eye on) the teams behind us … nothing is decided,” the Liverpool manager said as the season approaches its climax.
“We have three games to go and then, finally, a bit of a longer break, which is very helpful. You could see that today —– Brentford had a full week in between their games. We played three days ago.
“It’s a massive difference, especially in the latter stages of the game, (but) the boys got through it, and I’m really happy about it,” Klopp said.