Klopp on Salah's amazing milestone: My fault, he would've scored more if not played on the right wing!
- Mohamed Salah scored his 49th and 50th Premier League goals against Crystal Palace.
- That's tied-fourth best ever result just behind Shearer, van Nistelrooy and Cole.
- Jurgen Klopp congratulates the 'world-class' Egyptian on an 'exceptional achievement'.
- The boss also jokes that it's his fault to begin using the ace as a striker too late, otherwise he could've scored more.
Liverpool struggled in the first half of the game against Crystal Palace at Anfield. The Reds went to the dressing room being 1 goal down, however, things changed dramatically after the break. In a matter of 8 minutes, Jurgen Klopp's men turned the flow of the clash around and earned a lead. The Merseyside outfit went on to claim an emphatic 4-3 victory with Mohamed Salah scoring a brace.
As it stands, the Egyptian's double put his all-time Premier League tally to 50 in just 72 games played, 4th result ever alongside Fernando Torres. Only Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Andy Cole did it faster. The boss has opened up on his ace's another achievement:
"Exceptional - an exceptional achievement from a world-class player, that’s how it is. I think he made a few steps in the last couple of months in the right direction, so it’s really, really an outstanding number. I heard the names of the other players who did it a bit quicker: Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Andy Cole - yeah, good strikers as well!
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"Maybe he would’ve scored more earlier if I wouldn’t have played him that often on the right wing, so [that’s] my fault! But no, it’s not bad and it helped us a lot and the boys know that. I think it’s a typical win-win situation: he benefits from the style of play with the other boys and the boys benefit, of course, with his scoring desire, so that’s cool."