Klopp ranks Liverpool star alongside Lewandowski as best career signings

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed Reds star Mo Salah as one of his best career signings alongside Robert Lewandowski. The German brought the Egyptian to Anfield in 2017 and he has been inspirational since.

Purchased from AS Roma for a reported fee of £36.5m, he has exceeded all expectations on Merseyside, scoring an outstanding 124 goals in 200 appearances in all competitions.

That form has certainly lifted the Reds to new heights having lifted the Premier League and UEFA Champions League since his arrival, as well as having claimed two Premier League golden boots.

He could also be on for a third having also netted 21 league goals this season to see him level with Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

As a result, Klopp has been full of praise for the 28-year-old and has labelled him as one of his most impressive career signings as a manager.

“You can sign a player but then we are all responsible, the player obviously and the coaches, to make it happen,” the German said.

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“Let me say it like this, [there are] two players.

“There is one, that’s Robert Lewandowski, who I signed – OK, for a different amount of money – who made an incredible development.

“From a different level, but incredible development.

“With Mo, from the guy who scores from time to time and is a really good football player, to this goalscoring machine, that’s a massive development.

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“So yes, he is an outstanding signing, but for sure the way he developed, the way he treats himself, the game preparation, training preparation, training attitude, all these kinds of things, that’s exceptional.

“That’s a real role model. He deserves all that, absolutely.”

It is certainly a huge compliment from Klopp ranking Salah alongside Polish striker Lewandowski.

The forward was signed for Borussia Dortmund from Lech Poznan for a relatively small fee and went on to plunder 102 goals in just 186 outings under the German.

He has continued that form since with the nine-time Bundesliga winner now in the midst of one of the standout campaigns of his career with 46 goals in just 38 matches in all competitions.

Elsewhere, Salah also continued his hot form for Liverpool on Thursday evening.

He scored late on as the Reds won 4-2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Klopp’s men are now just six points behind Chelsea in the race to finish in the Premier League top four with a game in hand.

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