Jurgen Klopp knew Mohammad Salah would be golden

  • Mohammad Salah added two goals to his Premier League tally on Saturday
  • Salah helped Liverpool to a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham at the London Stadium
  • The Egyptian has scored 12 goals in all competitions so far this season
  • Jurgen Klopp praised Salah claiming he ‘was sure’ he’d be a success at Liverpool 

Jurgen Klopp insists he was never in doubt about Mohammad Salah’s ability to light up Liverpool’s already frightening attack force.

When Salah joined Liverpool in the summer, most were sceptical after an less than successful first spell in the Premier League spell with Chelsea in 2015, which was littered with loan spells away from Stamford Bridge.

The Egyptian, signing a five year contract at Anfield after one season with Roma, has provided some, but not full, distraction from Klopp’s glaring defensive issues with his goal scoring form of late, with his brace at the London Stadium on Saturday testament to that.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the impact Mohammad Salah has had at Anfield

And Klopp concurred, claiming he had faith in the winger despite concerns surrounding the deal.

‘We were sure he can help us,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s website. ‘Michael Edwards, Dave Fallows and Barry (Hunter), they were really in my ear and were on it: ‘Come on, come on, Mo Salah, he’s the solution!’.

‘When you have 20 players on the table, different players, it’s difficult to make an early decision, but we all were convinced about it so could make the early decision so we could really get him. He’s a fantastic person, a nice lad and a really good football player. 

The Egyptian scored twice on Saturday to take his goal tally to 12 in 17 matches

The Egyptian scored twice on Saturday to take his goal tally to 12 in 17 matches


Goals: 9

Assists: 4

Minutes played: 1,179

Substitute appearances: 1 

Substituted: 8 


Goals: 2

Assists: 3

Minutes played: 723

Substitute appearances: 8

Substituted: 6

Salah has 12 goals in total this season, seven in Liverpool’s 11 Premier League games and five in six Champions League outings, which have seen Klopp’s side clinging onto the ankles of the leading pack, just three points outside the top four.

But even Klopp admitted he has been surprised by the 25-year-old’s second top flight spell.

‘I didn’t think if he can score 12 goals or whatever in 17 games [but] I hope he’s not finished now,’ Klopp added. 

‘That would be nice, if we talk after the season about different numbers – and both numbers should be much higher.’

Klopp (right) claimed he 'was sure' the signing of the Egyptian would benefit Liverpool

Klopp (right) claimed he ‘was sure’ the signing of the Egyptian would benefit Liverpool

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