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Liverpool boss Klopp: Premier League Golden Boot a motivation for Egypt star Mo Salah.

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

The Premier League Golden Boot is a motivation for Salah.
The Premier League Golden Boot is a motivation for Salah.

Klopp says the Premier League Golden Boot is a motivation for Egypt international Mo Salah.

Mohamed Salah is keen to win the Premier League Golden Boot again, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed.

The Egyptian forward Salah scored a double in Liverpool's 3-1 win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday as the Premier League champions moved to 92 points.

Salah, who has scored 19 goals this season, won the last two Premier League Golden Boots as he shared last season's accolade with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Salah is behind Leicester City frontman Jamie Vardy (22) and Arsenal forward Aubameyang (20).

"He's a striker, how can it not be a motivation for him? That's clear," he told a news conference.

"In the last two years he won the golden boot, last year he shared it with Sadio and with Auba. That's always important, it's important for Sadio and all that stuff is normal.

"In the end you can only score goals when you perform well and he did that so that was really good and apart from that it's all fine.

"If you are too focused on goals, not that they are, but if you are too focused on goals you don't move enough that you can be in the right situations but the goals he scored were really good and he had a lot to move and score the goals. That's nice, could have scored more, that's true, but that's pretty much all."

Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino have scored a combined 250 goals in all competitions for the Reds under Klopp's reign at Anfield.

Klopp added: "Two hundred and fifth goals by the way is exceptional. Imagine where I would be if these boys [Salah (94), Mane (79), and Firmino (77)] would not play for me. Wow.

"The situation minus 250 goals!"

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