Liverpool boss Klopp hails Salah, Konate for victory at Tottenham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lavished praise on star duo Ibrahima Konate and Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian forward netted twice in their 2-1 win over Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Konate, meanwhile, was outstanding in defense for the Reds as they picked up a crucial away win.

Post-game, Klopp stated on the defender to club media: “Absolutely, absolutely. Ibou first half already he was outstanding. A top game, absolutely. Of course we are happy to have him, but we didn’t have him a lot, that’s how it is. This is now really intense for him, he had now two starts in a row. I hope he is fine and we can go from here.

He then added on Salah: “Even with a ‘slow start’, he was involved in most chances in Europe, in football, but we didn’t take them or he didn’t take them. That can happen for a striker, it’s a completely normal phase, but how everybody knows, he will in the end when you look back on his career in four, five or six years, everybody will remember one of the best strikers you ever saw because the numbers will be absolutely insane.

“Tonight, what pleased me the most, he scored the two goals and then he played like a real, real team player. I am not surprised by it, but it is just important because he gets confronted with these questions as well, ‘slow start’ and these kind of things, and then it’s like you have to score a hat-trick here or whatever. He was all about first defending and then you will get your chances again.

“We were in these moments and I think he had a pretty big one, which he takes with one touch – if he takes two touches he was completely free and I think he could have finished it off there. So, [I am] really pleased for him, top performance and showed an outstanding attitude tonight.”