Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims Mohamed Salah is underappreciated: “People don’t appreciate the players enough”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels Mohamed Salah is underappreciated calling the Egyptian an “all-time great” but fears many people will not recognize his talent until he retires.

On Saturday, Mohamed Salah struck the game-winning goal in just the 13th minute as Liverpool defeated Brentford 1-0 at Anfield. The Egypt international has now scored 30 goals in all competitions this season, making it the third consecutive season he has done so. This also puts him joint-fifth in the all-time scoring charts for the Reds, with 186 goals. 

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores a goal during the Premier League match against Brentford.

Mohamed Salah has now scored 100 goals in Anfield for the club. He is also the first player in the club’s history to score in nine straight games at Anfield in all competitions. He has 30 or more goals in all competitions for the third straight season.

Another record is that he became the highest-scoring Egyptian player in history, with 313 goals.

After signing a big wage contract for Liverpool last season, many thought the Egyptian will fall off in form. But he has still managed to silence his doubters with all the records stated above achieved in the last few months. What is more impressive is he has done it for a Liverpool side that has been struggling all season.

While Sadio Mane has already left and Roberto Firmino is set to leave this summer, Salah is still expected to lead the frontline. His contract runs through 2025, and the 30-year-old has shown that he can still provide Liverpool with a few more years of great service.

What did Jurgen Klopp say about Mohamed Salah?

Klopp claims there is no way to stop the 30-year-old attacker, but believes he is still not given the credit he deserves. The German manager spoke to Sky Sports after the game. There he spoke about Mohamed Salah,

“I can’t see him stopping, that’s just his nature. You need to have this desire to score goals. People often forget how many goals he also sets up. He is very often involved.”

“When he sits in a studio in a few years as a pundit, everybody will know how good he was when we were all watching him. A lot of people don’t appreciate players when they are still playing. For us, it’s clear. He is an all-time great.”

Liverpool is on a six-game winning streak and the team is fifth in the Premier League standings. The Reds have a remote possibility of qualifying for the Champions League the next year. They are presently just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Manchester United seems to be having a difficult patch of form right now. While they are just one point above, they could still win their remaining games to secure the top four. But in the case they falter, Liverpool could grab that opportunity to slot into the top four positions. Considering the season they have had, it would be a huge achievement to do this.

Liverpool next plays on May 15 when they host relegation-threatened Leicester City.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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