Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah was ‘angry’ after Liverpool vs Everton. That’s despite a fantastic performance from the Egyptian.
Another game, another two Mohamed Salah goals. That’s now 13 in the Premier League this season, putting him four clear in the Golden Boot race.
But that doesn’t really do him justice. Salah’s tally right now would have got him joint-9th in last year’s race and he’s still got 24 games to play.
And we haven’t even mentioned his eight assists – another league-leading tally.
On top of it all, this wasn’t just any other game, either, but the Merseyside derby. Salah was as dominant as ever, however, scoring the two goals that won the game.
His first saw him receive a great Jordan Henderson pass, control it with his first touch and curl a world-class finish past Jordan Pickford. The second was even better.
Seamus Coleman made a mistake on the halfway line and that was enough for Salah. He raced away, with no Liverpool or Everton player ever getting near him. A cool finish past Pickford made it 3-1 and really killed the game.
To the surprise of no one, we had him down as one of Liverpool’s best players vs Everton. It’s hard not to be when you score two wonderful goals.
And yet, according to Jurgen Klopp, Salah wasn’t happy after his Everton display.
Mohamed Salah for Liverpool vs Everton
“He was angry after the game,” said Klopp, per the BBC. “He wanted to score the third one. I don’t take these things for granted.
“His second goal, you have to force these kinds of mistakes. Mo put Seamus Coleman under pressure to win that ball and from then on it is a good chance he will score.”
Maybe that just sums Salah up. Two goals in the derby and he’s unhappy there wasn’t a third. We’re not even sure when he could have gotten it, unless the Egyptian was still thinking about his first-half chances.
Liverpool were fantastic against Everton and once again, Salah made headlines. It feels as though the Reds are capable of anything with their no.11 in the side.