Jurgen Klopp praises Mohamed Salah despite failing to score in Watford rout


The Egyptian was a force down the right wing even though he didn’t get a goal (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to praise Mohamed Salah’s contribution to his side’s thumping 5-0 victory over Watford on Wednesday despite not scoring.

It was a night in which Liverpool’s defenders stole the show, with Trent Alexander-Arnold creating three goals, Virgil van Dijk scoring twice and Andy Robertson providing an assist too.

Sadio Mane, meanwhile, was picked to lead the line in the absence of Roberto Firmino and struck twice in the first half, though Salah was unable to add to his season tally of 17 goals.

Klopp loved what he saw from his side on Wednesday night (Picture: Getty)

Despite failing to net, Klopp was over the moon with Salah’s performance and felt he was one of the sparks that saw Liverpool overcome Watford with such ease.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, he said: ‘How Mo played. Come on! He was unbelievable, pretty much unplayable tonight.

‘In a game without scoring I think this kind of performance was exceptional.’

He was equally glowing when speaking to the BBC, saying: ‘These boys are outstanding. Today they showed such passion but also how to play – positioning, passing, and some great crossing.

Salah hit the woodwork but couldn’t find a way past Foster himself (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s just a special night. We want to play like this, we want to be this team, use our power, play with our skills.

‘The game from Mo was incredible. Sadio scored a brilliant goal. All three midfielders were outstanding. Both centre-halves played outstanding.

‘We won 5-0 so you don’t talk about them but they had their moments. Even Alisson was great. The boys who came on controlled the game. A lot to talk about.’





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