Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Jürgen Klopp: I want clean sheets, not fun

Jürgen Klopp: I want clean sheets, not fun

Salah scored his 30 goal of the Premier League season after finding the back of the net against Bournemouth this weekend.

The Reds avoided a case of "after the Lord Mayor's show" by following up their progression to the Champions League semi-finals earlier in the week with a 3-0 victory over the Cherries at Anfield. "If you had a choice, then of course the Champions League".

The 25-year-old will be hoping to win the Premier League golden boot this season. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".

Salah is now just seven goals adrift of Ian Rush's record 47 goal haul in a single season, and discussing whether he can make history, he added: "It's also very close, it's just seven goals, but let's see".

Liverpool play West Bromwich Albion in the league on April 21 before the first leg of their Champions League tie, three days later.

Salah's battle with Kane for the Golden Boot took a twist last week when the Tottenham forward was awarded his side's second goal against Stoke with Christian Eriksen's free-kick brushing his shoulder.

With two inexperienced full-backs in Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, you'd be forgiven for thinking Liverpool could be hurt out wide - but they both has magnificent games while Alexander-Arnold grabbed an assist.

The goal also saw the Egypt global reach the 40-goal mark across all competitions; a feat that he achieved in just 45 games.

"That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, as 11 players, and so each goal for me is to help the team". 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. You feel all the team want to support you and want to help you score goals. But even in the end I said it - I try to score every game to help the team.

That goal was the trigger for Bournemouth's kitchen sink which, once dropped into the Liverpool half, gave Jurgen Klopp's men much more room on the counter. And what a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane.

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