Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Salah would trade Golden Boot for Champions League

Salah would trade Golden Boot for Champions League

Three straight victories over Manchester City, including their 5-1 aggregate win in the Champions League quarter-finals, issued a statement on the progress under Klopp. Today it felt like a parade with people in their cars using the horn, wow!

Further clear openings did not arrive before the break, though, and Bournemouth dealt with the dominant hosts rather more confidently after the restart. "The last 10-15 minutes was intense but it was the ideal manner to play this game".

"Those three have been wonderful, but this is a team effort", stated Klopp.

"It was just mature and good football".

"He tried to motivate us like usually and, in the end, everybody was in the right place at the right time to win every ball".

Now, these 14 games have included opponents like both Manchester clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, in case you were going to rebuke me. No matter how much money he would have cost Liverpool no one would have expected him to bag 40 goals this season, that he cost them around £30 million makes it all the more extraordinary. But mostly we controlled it and did really well. "It was a tough test, we learned a lot", said Howe.

Salah hits 40 goals with header (insert Harry Kane joke here)
And the 25-year-old admits that the prospect of lifting Europe's top honour would invariably trump any personal accolades. If it was me and I touched the ball I would try and claim it as well!

Liverpool could have taken the lead inside the first three minutes when Salah - perhaps somewhat uncharacteristically - side-footed wide from Alexander-Arnold's magnificent pass into the area. I know the reason is we come here together to win things but I think the way you try to do it is important.

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane has revealed that Jurgen Klopp told players to be "angry" as they went into the clash with Bournemouth.

"Second-half I though we improved greatly, I thought we were well in the game until a brilliant second goal from their perspective kills the game".

"What they lived in the last week was so unfair but they deserve (to win the league) and now we have a match ball".

You couldn't see it bettered anywhere - not even in Brazil.' Should the class of 2017-18 continue in their current vein, though, there is a chance they will find themselves being discussed in similarly reverential terms 30 years from now.

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