Mohamed Salah sends message to Liverpool critics, claims Diogo Jota


Mohamed Salah has vowed to continue to ignore the moans – and believes Diogo Jota is making life easier on the famous Liverpool front. Salah is expected to be in contention for Wednesday’s visit to Atalanta’s Champions League after missing the weekend’s win over Leicester City after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Egyptian will be hoping to continue his goal form after scoring 10 goals in 13 games – his best start to the season for Liverpool.

Eight came to the Premier League with Salah at the start of the Golden Boot Award race which he won in 2018 and shared 12 months later.

And when asked about his personal treble hopes, the Reds striker had a message for his critics.

“I think it’s hard to do it the first time, but it’s harder to do it the second time and even harder to do it the third time,” said Salah.

“Some people will always complain. They will say “he’s good at it but he’s not good at it”.

“You just need to go on and get your things done and I’m very proud to be doing it.

“Goals, assists… I feel good about it and even if it’s a little more difficult, it’s our job and we have to get there and perform.

“It was important to win these individual awards, but I always say the Premier League, Champions League and team trophies come first.

“The ambition for me is to win both. We won the Champions League alone and then the Premier League last season. My ambition is to win both (in the same season). ”

In Salah’s absence, Diogo Jota played on the right wing against Leicester and scored the second goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Portuguese has now scored eight times in 12 appearances since his initial £ 41million transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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And Salah believes the new boy has already helped ease the burden on himself and hit his partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

“We are happy for him,” he said. “As teammates we try to push each other every day in training, so to see someone come in and score goals you also feel happy for them because you feel they are going. help your team and make it easier for us. front.

I hope this will happen again and again. Scoring a few goals is a good way for him to start here perhaps with confidence.

“Having someone else who can score is a great option for us. Now with Diogo we can play four together or we could still play three. ”

Liverpool’s victory put them level on points with Premier League first leaders Tottenham Hotspur, with just seven points covering the top 12.

Matches are still played behind closed doors, although the Reds could host up to 4,000 fans at Anfield from next month under new government proposals.

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And addressing Liverpool’s official schedule for the day, Salah said: “This season has been crazy. The number of goals that I never expected and playing without fans is of course crazy.

“I think the fans make a huge difference, you know. The fans give the games a different feel and give you a different motivation, so I can say that is the main reason for some crazy results.

“There is also some pressure for us because Virgil (van Dijk) has been playing every game in recent years, but now he’s injured. In the meantime, other players must play. I think the young players have done well. ”


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