Salah cedes MOTM award to teammate for his 500th appearance

Jurgen Klopp says he was never worried about Mohamed Salah's form

Salah cedes MOTM award to teammate for his 500th appearance

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah put in a stunning performance as his side beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

The Reds were unstoppable in the second half as they scored three times to add to the solitary goal in the first half, and handed Bournemouth their heaviest defeat at home in the Premier League.

Salah's "haters" were nowhere to be seen after he scored the superb hat-trick as Twitter turned into a tribute website for the "one season wonder".

Salah was awarded the man of the match award, but refused to take the bright yellow brick, insisting on giving it to his teammate James Milner to mark his 500th appearance in the Premier League.

"We could write a book about Virgil's strength, we could write a book about Alisson's strength, but look what Joel Matip did today, how good he was and he has absolutely no rhythm".

He was unsurprisingly named man-of-the-match for his goal-scoring exploits which helped place Liverpool at the top of the league. But I know everyone else's expectation for me is very high. I'm interested in the moment but I never judge it because the moment is just a little part of all what we do.

Incredibly, it has taken until December for Liverpool fans to get a glimpse of midfield new-boys Fabinho and Naby Keïta playing in the same midfield.

Jurgen Klopp

The goal of the game would come on 77 minutes, with the outstanding Salah racing into the box before bamboozling Begovic and slotting home to round off a fine individual display.

Fabinho looks every bit the defensive midfielder that Liverpool have yearned for over the past decade while Keïta is so classy on the ball and tenacious off it that it nearly feels like the Reds are playing with 12 instead of 11.

MF Jordan Henderson, NR - Brought on to give Firmino a breather. So I was not for one second anxious.

16 games, 13 wins, 3 draw, top of the league.

Liverpool host Italian side Napoli in the Champions League this week, knowing they must win to stand any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages, before facing fierce rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

He said: "It would have been complete if we'd done the first half much better".

Latest News