Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said that star player, Mohammed Salah is desperate to claim the golden ball award for the third consecutive season.
Salah netted a brace against Brighton on Wednesday in a 3-1 victory that gave the champions 92 points this season.
The Egyptian international won the past two Premier League Golden Boots, sharing last season’s honour with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Speaking at a press conference after the game, the manager said he is a striker, and it’s natural for him, but not a motivation.
“That’s clear. In the last two years he won the golden boot, last year he shared it with Sadio and with Auba. That’s always important; it’s important for Sadio, and all that stuff is normal. In the end, you can only score goals when you perform well, and he did that, so that was good, and apart from that, it’s all fine.
While stating that the goals scored by the star were really good, Klopp noted that Salah could have scored more as he moves a lot on the pitch.
“If you are too focused on goals, not that they are, but if you are too focused on goals, you don’t move enough that you can be in the right situations, but the goals he scored were really good, and he had a lot to move and score the goals. That’s nice, could have scored more, that’s true, but that’s pretty much all.”
Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane rack up 250 goals
With the brace against the Seagulls, Salah has becomes the fourth Liverpool player to reach 100 goal involvements in the Premier League, with 73 goals and 27 assists in 104 appearances.
With 94 goals already for Liverpool in three seasons, Salah is followed by Mane (79) and Roberto Firmino (77). The trident attack has contributed 250 goals for the club in all competitions.
Describing the feat as exceptional, the former Borussia Dortmund manager, imagined where he would be if the players failed to play for him.
” Wow. The situation minus 250 goals!” he added.
Next on Liverpool’s schedule is a home game on Saturday against Burnley, which recently defeated West Ham on Wednesday. Liverpool will later travel to London in the mid-week to face Arsenal.
They will then play their last home game against Chelsea before traveling to Newcastle for their final game of the campaign.
Top five goals scorers in the English Premier League in 2019-20 season
Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy, is currently on top of the scorers’ chart with 22.
Third, on the log is Salah himself with 19. He will have an opportunity to close the gap on Saturday against Burnley.
Former Liverpool striker, Danny Ings, who has had a fantastic season with thew Southampton is a goal behind Salah, occupying the fourth while Sadio Mane and Sergio Aguero are sharing the fifth spots with 16 goals each.
Mane has a better chance of overtaking the Argentine who has been ruled out of the remaining Premier League matches due to injury.
|1||Jamie Vardy||Leicester City||22|
|=5||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||16|