The Reds fell within four points of fourth place Chelsea after winning against fierce rivals who made 10 changes to their side after losing to Leicester two days earlier.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his selection choices and Jurgen Klopp agreed with his counterpart, describing United’s fixture list as a ‘crime’.
Salah closed the scoring against United at the break and believes Solskjaer’s rotation policy motivated the Liverpool side in their quest to finish in the top four.
“I was not surprised at the intensity of the United players in the game,” he said. be in sports . “They put most of their players off the last game to play this one and kept us out of the top 4 places, but that motivated us to win.
” I hope [today’s goal] is a sign of continuing to score steadily against United. I was unlucky, but it’s the most important thing we’ve won.
While Chelsea and Leicester City are expected to play twice in four days, the first of Saturday’s FA Cup final, Liverpool know there is still a chance to secure a place in the Champions League next season.
With games against West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace to come, Salah has insisted his team need to make sure they take maximum points before relying on results elsewhere.
” I do not know [if the game was in danger of postponement]. I was ready to play, if it was postponed, I hoped that we would receive the three points, ”he added.
” I’m very proud [to reach 200 appearances with Liverpool]. I play in a club that I love, 200 games where I achieved good numbers. It is something that I am happy for and that I have worked for.
“Everything remains in our hands. We must win our remaining games without waiting to receive favor from anyone.
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