Klopp hails ‘outstanding’ Salah after netting 150th Liverpool goal

Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Mohamed Salah after he scored his 150th Liverpool goal in the Reds’ 3-1 win against Norwich City.

Liverpool came from behind to beat Dean Smith’s side at Anfield after Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz found the back of the net.

On the win, Klopp told Match of the Day: “It had its moments, the longer the game went on the more I could enjoy it, obviously. A week or go when we played at Burnley, they give you a proper fight and over the years you learn to deal with these situations, again today. Norwich have a very different style but played a proper game, defended deep, had their counter attacks, made it really tricky for us.

“We had moments and then the game can look completely different, then a deflected ball can be pretty decisive, but these boys just don’t give up, we could help from the bench, bringing really good players on and that was like three days ago the game-changer.

“We played really good football and scored wonderful goals. The coaching team, we changed the system as well, go for 4-4-2 and that is necessary in a moment like this that you throw all the knowledge you have together – it gave them a proper challenge to deal with because all of a sudden we were a threat in all moments.

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“Thiago with his passing, really fresh, really relaxed, full of confidence, that helped as well. He is a good player, we just have to make sure we can keep him fit.

“Diogo (Jota) was not available and we don’t know how long it will take, Bobby Firmino has a muscle problem and is out for a while, so we have to keep the boys fit and create a spirit like the boys did today in the game.”

On Salah’s 150th Liverpool goal: “Outstanding, great number, he played a different position and did exceptionally well, then when he played the natural position he did well again.”

On the tactical changes he made after Norwich opened the scoring, Klopp continued: “It’s a coaching team effort. We bring the boys on but change the system as well. It’s absolutely necessary in a moment like this you throw all the knowledge you have together.

“The 4-4-2 gave them a proper challenge to deal with. All of a sudden we had better positions and were a proper threat.”

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