Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has sent a message to his critics, on the back of his side’s last-gasp victory over Tottenham.
Liverpool 2-1 Spurs
Jurgen Klopp’s men welcomed Tottenham to Anfield earlier this evening, for a crunch Premier League clash.
The two sides headed into proceedings with crucial season objectives in mind, with hosts Liverpool of course in the midst of a historic Premier League title race with Manchester City, and Tottenham battling it out with all of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea for a place in the English top-flight’s top-4.
And, when all was said and done on Merseyside, it was the home side who emerged victorious, to leapfrog Man City back to the summit of the Premier League table.
Roberto Firmino opened the game’s scoring with 15 minutes on the clock, getting on the end of Andy Robertson’s typically-superb delivery to nod Liverpool in front.
9 – Andy Robertson has nine assists for @LFC in the Premier League this season; Andy Hinchliffe (1994-95) and Leighton Baines (2010-11) are the only defenders to have had more in a single campaign (both 11). Delivery. #LIVTOT
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Tottenham, though, grew into things as the clash wore on, before pulling level 20 minutes from time, through Lucas Moura.
Just when it appeared as though the spoils were set to be shared at Anfield, however, Mohamed Salah’s late back-post header was clumsily spilled by Hugo Lloris, leading to the unfortunate Toby Alderweireld bundling the ball into his own net, in the process handing all 3 points to Liverpool.
‘Don’t care about the goal’
Though he failed to find the net for the 8th-straight outing this evening, Mohamed Salah’s contribution to Liverpool regaining top spot in the Premier League table was an absolutely integral one, with the Egyptian’s 90th-minute effort having, as outlined above, directly led to the Reds’ winner.
And Salah has, as a result, since moved to bite back at his mounting critics, amid the 26-year-old’s rare dry spell in front of goal.
Speaking in a post-match press conference, the explosive wide-man explained:
‘Normally I stay outside the box on corners but I followed my intuition and went inside. I have to wait to see if the Premier League give me the goal.’ [They haven’t.]
‘We got the three points. That’s the most important thing. I don’t care about the goal. There are some players with the same number of goals as me and they are having the best season of their life, and I’m supposed to be having a bad season.’
‘I want to win the Premier League; that’s the most important thing for me. The atmosphere was crazy and the fans help us a lot. They are desperate to win the league and we will do everything to make that happen.’
Quotes via the Guardian