Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises 'outstanding' Mohamed Salah after entertaining win over Tottenham

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises 'outstanding' Mohamed Salah after entertaining win over Tottenham

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 05/05/2024

- 19:07

Updated: 05/05/2024

- 19:17

The German has spoken out after his penultimate match at Anfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp dubbed Mohamed Salah 'outstanding' following the club's 4-2 Premier League win over Tottenham on Sunday.

The Egypt international was restored to his manager's starting XI eight days after stropping in a draw against West Ham at the London Stadium.

And Salah put that tantrum behind him, with the 31-year-old opening the scoring in the 16th minute.

Andy Robertson, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott then netted and, though Tottenham pulled two goals back via Richarlison and Son Heung-min, it was a deserved victory for the home side.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp dubbed Mohamed Salah 'outstanding' after the club's win over Tottenham on Sunday


Klopp has now provided his assessment of the match.

And the 56-year-old showed he's moved on from the Salah debacle by dubbing the winger, as well as his side's overall dispaly, 'outstanding'.

"We are outstanding until we are not. It was a really good game," he told Sky Sports. "Tottenham can put pressure on Aston Villa again for the Champions League.

"In high performance things, you need a spark. I would say three points is enough and the boys thought that.

"Anfield was a special place today. We were 4-0 up, I made the changes and we lost organisation.

"Tottenham showed how good they could be. I was happy with the performance.

"We were good in pretty much all areas offensively. The passes were good. So many things were good. We stayed calm.

"As long as they don't break the lines then it's fine, let them pass. I liked our game a lot. The goals were outstanding.

"Mo [Salah] was outstanding, he played a really good game. His side with Harvey [Elliott] was good.

"I was pleased for him. None of the boys want to play not great, why would they? Mo showed what he is capable of.

"You do it when you do it and if you miss it, then you miss it. If we win all three then we can achieve the fifth highest points tally of Liverpool.

"I would be lying if I said I was at my highest emotion but I have another game. In two weeks time is another day.

"I have said it before, I love absolutely everything about this club. We will see how this game will be.

"Maybe it's pouring down and we cannot stay outside for long. There's a good chance it'll be raining, by the way."

As well as Salah, Gakpo also impressed for the Reds.


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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored twice during the club's 4-2 win over Tottenham on Sunday


And the Netherlands international was pleased Liverpool were able to return to winning ways at Tottenham's expense.

"It was a disappointing few weeks where the results were not what we wanted. We could have scored more. It was a good day," he admitted.

"Everyone wanted to do their best in the last few weeks but it didn't work.

"We wanted to enjoy it, play for goals, defend together and it was a good result.

"It was a good result and a good header. I'm very happy, very blessed. That was one for my son.

Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo was pleased Liverpool could return to winning ways as they beat Tottenham 4-2 on Sunday


"Everybody is aware of the situation [with Klopp leaving].

"We wanted to show it for the fans but also for the manager and that's what we did today."

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