talked up ‘team player’ after his brace at Tottenham earned Liverpool a first Premier League away win of the season following a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
Salah struck twice in the first half, firing home ’s 11th-minute pass before he latched onto Eric Dier’s mistake and lobbed Hugo Lloris five minutes before the break.
gave Spurs hope with 20 minutes left but Liverpool held on. Salah endured a slow start to the season by his own standards with only five goals during the first two months but now has 11 in his last 12 matches.
Reds boss Klopp said: ‘Even in this slow start, Mo was involved in the most chances in Europe but we didn’t take them or he didn’t take them. It can happen for a striker, it is completely normal.
‘Tonight what pleased me most is he scored the two goals and then he played like a real, real team player. I am not surprised by that but it is important because he got confronted with these questions about the slow start and then it is like (in his head) you have to score a hat-trick.
‘But it was all about first defending and then you will get your chances again.’
Spurs were punished for yet another slow start but boss Antonio Conte refused to be too disappointed. ‘I think we deserved much more, but also in the first half, honestly. When we were in the dressing room, I was happy,’ he said.
Conte also said he was ‘confident, confident’ Heung-min Son will be fit for the World Cup despite surgery on a fracture around his left eye.
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