Mohamed Salah's goalscoring feats a 'win-win' for Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah's goalscoring feats a 'win-win' for Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp
From ESPN - April 14, 2018

LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah's record-breaking goalscoring form is a "win-win situation" for both the Egypt international and Liverpool.

Salah scored his 40th goal of the season in all competitions during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. He becomes the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush in 1986-87 to break the 40-goal mark in a single campaign.

Liverpool moved a step closer to securing Champions League qualification for next season following the win over Eddie Howe's side, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino joining Salah on the scoresheet.

Salah, who is on course to win the Premier League's Golden Boot, is also one of the favourites to become PFA Player of Year.

Klopp believes personal accolades for the 25-year-old should therefore translate into success for Liverpool this term.

"Yes, it's extraordinary. He knows that," Klopp told a news conference. "You see the boys sometimes searching for him a little too much. It's like, 'Give it [to] him.' We have to mix it up a little bit. That's for the analysis. You show the boys and they see this. In the game, it's difficult to change but you could see it today.

"So it's a win-win situation. The boys for him and him for the boys. It's fantastic and he did not look today like he did not want to score in the next few games!

"You saw he was very often in good situations today and scored one goal. It's all about him, it's all about us how we finish the season.

"It's completely normal that a boy in that situation wants to be the top of the scorer list at the end, the Golden Boot or whatever the name is. It's completely normal. We will not be in his way. But we cannot force it, so pass, shoot, pass, shoot -- that's the normal thing to do.

"It's good, it's impressive -- what a number, wow. What a number we scored as a team in the season -- it's crazy. It's around about 100 in the Champions League. I am not sure, I did not count. It's really good, but we have to carry on [in] the few games to come."


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