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."


“Captain fantastic” Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

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“Captain fantastic” Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

  • Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner
  • England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.
And the north Africans were still level as the game went past the 90-minute mark.
But Harry Maguire won a header from a corner and Kane was on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates.
“I’m so proud of the lads,” Kane said. “They kept going, kept going to the last second.
“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”
England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes.
First Jordan Henderson’s lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.
Kane had been kept quiet in the opening salvos but he exploded into action in the 11th minute when he cut inside from the left and saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected wide for a corner.
Ashley Young delivered the set piece for John Stones to rise highest and meet with a powerful header. Hassen saved acrobatically but Kane was on hand to tap home the rebound with his right foot and open his World Cup account.
Hassen, who had injured his left shoulder making an earlier save, could not continue and left the field in tears as he was replaced in goal by Farouk Ben Mustapha.
England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.
Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.
Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time.
Still there was time for Lingard to come close again twice, first from a goalbound shot and then a dink over the keeper which agonizingly struck the post.
Alli too hit the woodwork with a header and England went into half-time wondering how they had not sealed victory already.
England still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but could not find the same zip and penetration they had enjoyed at the start of the first half.
The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcus Rashford with just over 20 minutes to go and the Manchester United man almost fashioned a chance straight away with a jinking run into the box.