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Klopp hails ‘world class’ Salah after Egyptian nets 50th Premier League goal

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed “world class” Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian forward scored his 50th Premier League goal on Saturday.

Salah bagged a brace during Liverpool’s thrilling 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, taking him to a tally of 50 Premier League goals in just 72 games. Only top flight legends Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud Van Nistelrooy have managed it faster than the Egyptian. His manager was full of praise for the former Chelsea man, after hearing about his latest achievement.

“Exceptional achievement from a world-class player,” said Klopp in his post-match presser.

“Wow, an outstanding number. I heard the names of the other players who got there a bit quicker – Alan Shearer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole – good strikers as well eh?

“Maybe he would have scored more and earlier if I hadn’t played him on the right wing so often. My fault.

“But no, not bad. (He has) helped us a lot. It’s a typical win-win situation. He benefits from the style of play, and the boys benefit of course from his scoring desire. It’s cool.”

Salah joined Liverpool from A.S Roma in June 2017 for an initial £34 million and has since scored 63 goals in all competitions for the Reds. He helped them reach the final of the Champions League last season and has become a fan favourite at Anfield, during his second spell in England.

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