Insatiable Mohamed Salah greedy for more goals, says Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp shakes the hand of Mohamed Salah as he is substituted against West Ham. (Reuters)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Insatiable Mohamed Salah greedy for more goals, says Jurgen Klopp

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah's insatiable appetite for goals after the Egyptian continued his hot streak in a 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield.
After scoring for the sixth straight game, Salah has scored 31 times in all competitions this season — already equalling Luis Suarez's best haul for the Reds in the 2013-14 campaign.
"I like Mo's desire for goals," Klopp said. "Mo is a boy who is full of greed to score goals."
Salah also provided the assist for Emre Can to open the scoring from a corner before Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also got on the scoresheet on another prolific day for Klopp's front three as Liverpool broke through the 100-goal mark for the season.

"When I woke up this morning I didn't expect a game like this, it was a joy to watch for everybody," added Klopp.
"It was intense, it was aggressive, it was angry, it was full of desire. I saw everything I wish to see in a game of football and it's not often you see that.
"We scored from a set-piece too. You only ever talk to me about set-pieces when we suffer from them so it's nice to score one too."
Victory moved Liverpool a point above Manchester United into second in the Premier League to crank up pressure on United and Chelsea, who face each other at Old Trafford on Sunday.
"To get the points is important. We all put pressure on each other with results. That is how it is," Klopp added.
"We have no time to rest, no time to waste one point. It is really intense for all the teams involved, for all the players involved.
"I don't think United and Chelsea think too much about us but they know before the matchday that we are around. We play United in two weeks. We don't have points to waste.
"I would have taken a 1-0, (they) hit the post four times, Loris Karius makes 20 saves, whatever because we need the points."
West Ham manager David Moyes felt his side struggled to deal with Liverpool's attacking prowess as Klopp's men put four past the Hammers for the second time this season.
"It is really difficult to deal with them," Moyes said. "We were never going to get loads of chances here, we knew that, and the quality of the players they have caused us big problems.
"We always thought we had a chance of scoring today but we couldn't keep their front players quiet."


Pakistan beat Afghanistan in last over finish

Bangladesh's Mahmudullah, right, bats during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP)
Updated 22 September 2018
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Pakistan beat Afghanistan in last over finish

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi missed out on a maiden hundred by a mere three runs but still steered Afghanistan to a challenging 257-6

DUBAI: Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over three wicket win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Malik pulled the second ball of the final over by paceman Aftab Alam over the deep square leg boundary and then whacked the next to deep fine leg for a boundary as Pakistan pulled off a nerve-wracking win in 49.3 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Pakistan, cashing a stiff 258-run target, were home and dry to start the Super Four Stage with a much needed win and now face arch rivals India in Dubai on Sunday.
Hashmatullah Shahidi missed out on a maiden hundred by a mere three runs but still steered Afghanistan to a challenging 257-6.
Pakistan were off to a disastrous start when opener Fakhar Zaman was trapped leg-before off the sixth ball of the innings by spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for nought.
Imam-ul-Haq scored a 104-ball 80 with five boundaries and a six while Babar Azam knocked an attractive 94-ball 66 with four boundaries and a six during their innings repairing the 154-run stand for the second wicket.
But both fell within the space of four runs as spinner Rashid Khan (3-46) brought Afghanistan back in the game with the asking rate getting stiffer, as Pakistan needed 42 off the final five overs.
Despite losing skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (eight), Asif Ali (seven) and Mohammad Nawaz (ten), Malik kept his cool to sop Afghanistan from posting their third straight win after beating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the first round.
Earlier, Shahidi hit three consecutive boundaries in the final over off Usman Shinwari, but failed to get to three figures off the last delivery after Afghanistan won the toss and batted.
Shahidi finished with a brilliantly-paced 118-ball 97 not out, and added 94 for the fourth wicket with his skipper Asghar Afghan, who smashed five sixes and two fours in his 56-ball 67.
But it was Shahidi who held one end against Pakistan’s bowling in an innings which featured seven boundaries after left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (3-57) had put the brakes on Afghanistan’s early progress.
Shahidi had added 63 for the third wicket with Rahmat Shah who scored a measured 36.
The total is an improvement by Afghanistan after scoring 249 and 255 in their previous two wins against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Pakistani fielders dropped four catches — three off debutant paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi who finished with 2-38.
India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in Dubai and now meet Pakistan on Sunday, also in Dubai. Afghanistan and Bangladesh meet in Abu Dhabi on the same day.
Top two teams from the Super Four Stages will play the final in Dubai on September 28.