Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah’s character after the Liverpool FC forward scored a “sensational” goal in Liverpool FC’s 2-0 win at Salzburg on Tuesday night.
The Egypt international spurned a number of chances to give Liverpool FC a lead in their vital Champions League clash in Switzerland after he produced a wasteful first half.
Salah twice had the goal at his mercy but the former PFA player of the year didn’t have the composure to break the deadlock for the Merseyside outfit in their final group-stage fixture.
Naby Keita’s header in the 57th minute helped to settle Liverpool FC’s nerves as the Premier League leaders took a big step towards qualification for the knockout stage.
A minute later, Salah raced onto a loose ball before he scored from a tight angle on the edge of the area to secure the three points for the Merseyside outfit.
Speaking at his post-match media conference in Salzburg after Liverpool FC booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage draw, Klopp said:
“I saw it [Salah’s goal] one time back and for sure it was the most difficult situation he had [in the game].
“But that’s exactly what I said about the team – he played really well but didn’t score in the situations we expect him usually to score, but staying on track and making such a decisive and very difficult finish, that probably says much more about him than all of the other goals he has scored.
“So, staying concentrated, belief in the next moment, it was brilliant. A very, very difficult goal but a sensational finish.”
Liverpool FC are sitting eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City in the Premier League title race after last weekend’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth.
The Merseyside outfit are looking to reach the Champions League final for a third successive season.
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