Following Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Luis Suarez, the Egyptian is quickly cementing himself as one of the club’s best signings since the inception of the English top flight.
Can, who was forced off the field after just 27 minutes with a back injury which Klopp expects is not “too serious,” insisted it had been “all about this man tonight.”
Jordan Henderson echoed Can’s approach, after watching Salah’s five-star showing from the base of the midfield:
And Sadio Mane praised his fellow forward, with the Senegalese producing a quietly impressive showing on the opposite flank despite failing to get on the scoresheet:
Though he didn’t add to his tally of 14 goals for the campaign, Mane created the same number of chances as Salah (three each), more than any other player.
Wijnaldum is among a host of players now due to depart for international duty, and the Dutchman explained how he was “starting the international break with a great feeling.”
On an individual level, Salah’s four goals moved him up to 28 in the league, four ahead of Spurs’ Harry Kane, who is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.
Salah is now comfortably the leading goalscorer in Europe’s top five leagues, surpassing Kane, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, PSG’s Edinson Cavani and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who are all on 24.