Harry Kane jibe prompts new response from Liverpool star Salah

Harry Kane jibe prompts new response from Liverpool star Salah

The Egpytian's 30th Premier League goal of the season, which put him five ahead of nearest challenger Harry Kane in the golden boot race, was not a trademark Salah strike.

City blew the chance to seal the title by losing 3-2 at home to local rivals Manchester United last weekend, and were then dumped out the Champions League at the quarter-final stage 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool in midweek.

However, with four games to go in the Premier League, and at least two (maybe three) games in the Champions League to play, Salah is closing down on a long standing goalscoring record.

"Liverpool then have a home game against Stoke and I would encourage Klopp to rest his front three for that one and have them ready for what will be a hard game at the Stadio Olympico in Rome".

"What a number. Wow!" exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season.

Asked which he would prefer, the PFA gong or the European Cup, Salah told reporters: "I have no doubt. the Champions League".


It was also his 39th goal in all competitions this season.

For all Liverpool's dominance, they only had one goal to show for it in the first half as Salah continued to be frustrated, with Steve Cook's brilliant challenge denying him. That's not me just being a rose-tinted Liverpool idiot (though yeah, I'm that too), that's a striker recognising class in front of goal. "I can not lie - it is in my mind", he explained.

"Each goal for me, or for anyone else, is to try to help the team".

"But I am sure Salah will love playing in such an attacking team and it certainly helps that he was a Liverpool fan as a kid". You feel all the team want to support you and want to help you score goals. And what a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane.

Salah got onto the end of a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross to double his side's lead in the 69th minute, following Sadio Mane's opener, to become the highest scoring African in a single English top-flight season.

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