Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mohamed Salah encouraged to be selfish following Tottenham win

Mohamed Salah encouraged to be selfish following Tottenham win

Jurgen Klopp challenged Liverpool to extend their blistering start after the Premier League leaders delivered a statement of intent with a "perfect" 2-1 win against Tottenham.

Firmino's presence will be sorely missed after producing some excellent performances in Liverpool's journey to the final last season, while scoring ten goals and producing seven assists along the way. We played a midfield that played a lot together past year.

A 2-1 Wembley win against Tottenham on Saturday means Liverpool share top spot with Chelsea in the Premier League table after five games.

"Sometimes it takes more time, sometimes a bit less but from my point of view it is all fine but I know the situation is not like a few people would have expected".

Five successive victories including their most recent 4-0 victory over Saint Etienne ensured that Tuchel has made the flawless start to life at the Parc des Princes.

"Super game from Daniel, I told him before the game that I never saw him as fit as he is now", Klopp added.

Asked whether Firmino would be available, Klopp said: "He couldn't play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow".

"I'm not a personality to wait for problems, but I'm old enough to know they will come".

"Of course we can do better but sometimes you have to have your confidence knocked".

The Brazilian forward suffered an eye injury and while concerns over it being bad were misplaced, the classy operator remains a doubt for this game.

He said: "We've had a great start to the season and I'm sure the team will be fighting for it [the title], but it's too soon to start thinking about it". All three players scored 10 goals and Liverpool will depend on the trio to deliver again.

"I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost".

"So I'm really happy about the performance and proud of the performance because the boys came back Wednesday and Thursday, we trained yesterday and then playing our football in that way, that's really nice for a manager".

The Reds have started the new season with five league wins in a row and kick off their Champions League group C campaign tonight, when they host French giants Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield (8pm).

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