Mohamed Salah’s statistics wow Juergen Klopp
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Mohamed Salah’s statistics were “insane” as the Egyptian striker’s brace earned his side a 2-1 Premier League win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. After back-to-back league losses, Salah gave Liverpool a two-goal lead before halftime and Liverpool weathered a second-half storm after Harry Kane pulled back a goal.
Salah is now three goals away from moving above Kenny Dalglish in the list of Liverpool’s all-time top scorers and Klopp said he would not be stopping there. “Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler, they probably had times where they didn’t score,” Klopp said.
“Mo will not stop, he is in the top eight scorers for Liverpool and he will not stop. “When you look at Mo’s stats, goals and assists, it’s insane.” Salah has only six Premier League goals this season but looks to be back to his best which is good news for Liverpool as they try to repair the damage of a poor start to the season. He has been involved in scoring or assisting 19 goals from 20 games in all competitions this season, a figure he has bettered only once at this stage in his six seasons with the club.
“Even with a ‘slow start’, he was involved in most chances in Europe, but we didn’t take them or he didn’t take them,” Klopp said. “That can happen for a striker, it’s a completely normal phase... 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.”
English Premier League champions Manchester City drew the highest-ever revenue and profit in the club’s history following the 2021-22 season, the club announced on Monday.
City are now ranked the second most valuable brand in world football according to Brand Finance, rising above Manchester United for the first time. It makes them the highest-ranked English club, with only Real Madrid having a more valuable brand.
They posted revenue of £613 million pounds — up £43.2 million from last year — and a record profit of £41.7 million, thanks in part to fans returning to the Etihad Stadium. “As we reflect on the 2021-22 season, I do so with immense pride in the work and commitment of all of our City family, that has allowed us to emerge from the pandemic with strong finances,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said.