Thu 02 December 2021 | 9:51

Liverpool boss Klopp praises Salah and Mane

The Reds boss has hailed the two forwards after their impressive displays on Wednesday’s derby.

Jurgen Klopp

praised

Mohamed Salah

and

Sadio Mane

following

Liverpool

’s thumping 4-1 victory over

Everton

in the derby.

Salah scored a brace as the Reds vanquished Everton on Wednesday. In the first 20 minutes of the clash,

Jordan Henderson

and Salah found the target while

Demarai Gray

scored a goal for Everton.

The Egypt international has netted 13 goals in the

Premier League

this season, with nine of them being scored away from home. Salah is the first Liverpool player to provide a goal or assist in seven away games in a row.

In their last 12 matches, the Egyptian star has been involved in at least one goal (13 goals, seven assists), being the third player to have done so after Stan Collymore (12, March - August 1995) and Jamie Vardy (15, August - December 2015).

Since 2008 when Fernando Torres scored a brace in the derby against Everton, Salah became the first Reds player to have done that.

Klopp was full of praise for the 29-year-old, Mane and Jota after the game as they sit two points behind the league leaders Chelsea.

"

Not only him, but of course him as well,"

Klopp told reporters when asked about Salah.

"Scoring these two goals, the first one was a pass from Hendo [Jordan Henderson] and the next one... he put [Seamus] Coleman under pressure.

"We saw a similar situation in the Chelsea – [Manchester] United game; even Jorginho, one of the best in the world, under pressure and a high ball is really tricky. He went and put that away, absolutely great.

"Diogo's [Jota] goal, outstanding. The performance of all of the boys was absolutely outstanding. I thought Sadio [Mane] was in moments unplayable as well, so it was just a good performance."

Henderson became the first Liverpool player to net a goal and provide an assist at Goodison Park since Steven Gerrard in 2005 in the same game.

"

Hendo was good, but with his skillset you should be good,"

added Klopp.

"When you can train, when you can play, when you get rhythm and then you have the quality of Hendo, then you will play good football games.

"Tonight, I think it was for him as well the best performance at Goodison. Obviously since I'm at Liverpool we had to learn these kind of games. We had to learn to play at Old Trafford, we had to learn to play at Goodison, and tonight we showed that we made a big step in our development and that's really good.

"It doesn't mean anything for the future but it shows us that this is now our benchmark, that's what we have to reach now in each game when we play these kind of teams, because emotions are important in football. We are a very emotional football team but, first and foremost, you need the right mood and mindset. Yes, emotion [is] good but not the only important thing."


source: SportMob

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