Jurgen Klopp was extremely pleased with the big victory over Chelsea that helped put Liverpool closer towards the league title for the first time since the start of the Premier League. The Reds came close to winning the title a few years ago but they were beaten by Chelsea at Anfield as the end of the season approached. This was when Brendan Rodgers was the manager at Liverpool.Klopp has so far been unable to lift any major honour with Liverpool after coming up as a runner-up in the Champions League, Europa League, and the League Cup.
Liverpool were able to pick up a 2-0 victory over Chelsea this time around. After a goalless first half, Sadio Mane came up with the breakthrough and Mohamed Salah was able to score with a wonder-strike just a few minutes later.Klopp felt that Liverpool were the dominant force in the match and were completely deserving of their three points. Liverpool, though, had a few heart in the mouth moments when Eden Hazard struck the post and also had a brilliant opportunity at goal. However, Liverpool had the better of chances throughout the match and they are now inching closer towards the league title.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that Mohamed Salah is not enjoying the best of periods after failing to score for the fourth game running. The Egypt international has been the Reds’ standout performer since the beginning of last season but he has recently gone into a shell with the inability to convert opportunities into goals.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp admitted that the game was difficult for the team, given they were up against the Toffees, who were determined to restrict them from scoring. He added that Salah has been getting everything right until the last second where he has failed to find the scoresheet, he said: “It is OK, a difficult game for different reasons and a wild opponent. The wind was coming from all directions and did not help anybody. It was a game that was difficult to control and we had three or four really big chances with Mohamed Salah and Fabinho, I don’t remember them having any chances. It is 0-0 and we kept our unbeaten run against them, not exactly what we wanted but it was a difficult game.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has backed Mohamed Salah to recover from Egypt’s group stage exit at the summer World Cup. The 25-year-old was being fancied to star for his nation at the tournament but it was not meant to happen with a shoulder injury hampering his gametime for the Pharaohs.
Salah was left out on the bench during the late 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in the opening game and although he scored from the penalty spot against Russia, they eventually suffered a 3-1 loss which ousted them from the tournament. Salah and co. still have another consolation game against Saudi Arabia before returning home and Mane has now wished the best for his teammate for the future.
Brazil international Roberto Firmino has stated his ambition of being one of Europe’s deadliest strikers after having enjoyed an impressive season to date with Liverpool. The 26-year-old has already notched 20 goals for the Reds this term, and he is only behind Mohamed Salah in the club’s scorer list.
In a report covered by The Independent, Firmino has spoken about his desire to become of one Europe’s leading strikers, and he is aiming to catch up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane, he said: “Of course I want to be at their (Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo) level but I only focus on playing a good game.
Liverpool will face Premier League leaders Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Bournemouth 2-0 at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Goals either side of half time from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge were enough to secure victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men, who will now travel to the Emirates on either the 15th or 16th of February – the weekend after the Gunners make that trip to Anfield in the league.