Mohamed Salah speaks out after ending goal drought vs Southampton

Liverpool go top of the table

Liverpool travelled to Southampton on Friday evening.

With Man City playing Brighton in an FA Cup semi-final this weekend, Liverpool would finish the week in top spot if they beat the Saints.

The Reds did go 1-0 down on Friday after nine minutes through a Shane Long strike.

However, Naby Keita would pick a great time to get his first Liverpool goal as he equalised before the break.

Mohamed Salah would then put Jurgen Klopp’s side 2-1 up in the 80th minute before Jordan Henderson made it 3-1 six minutes later.

Liverpool are now two points above Man City who have a game in hand. As for Southampton, they are still five points above the relegation zone.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Salah ends his goal drought

As well as returning to top spot, another big positive came out of Friday’s game for Liverpool.

Prior to Southampton, Mohamed Salah had gone eight games across all competitions without scoring a goal.

With Liverpool in such a tight title race, they really needed one of their star forwards to be stepping up and taking chances.

Unfortunately, Salah lost his shooting boots and missed a fair few chances in recent weeks.

Now, however, Liverpool fans will be hoping the winger’s confidence is restored as they prepare for a key set of games.

Salah has since also opened up on ending his goal drought:

“I think as a striker you need to score. Always, I’m thinking to score.

“I’m very happy to score a goal to help the team. That’s the most important thing for us.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

Klopp also responded to the winger scoring vs Southampton:

“It was never in doubt that he was a great player in my side.

“It was goal number 50 for Liverpool (in the league), an incredible number.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.

 

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