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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson “happy to have Mo Salah on the team”

Salah’s hat-trick helped Liverpool register three points on the board.

Liverpool beat Marcelo Bielsa’s newly-promoted Leeds United at Anfield over the weekend.

Alisson Becker has revealed he is happy his teammate Mohamed Salah has started the 2020/21 Premier League campaign ‘hungry’.

The Egypt forward scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Leeds on Saturday and shot-stopper Alisson expressed his delight at the Reds starting the new English top-flight with a victory at Anfield.

The Liverpool no.1 is also convinced there is more to come from the former Chelsea and Roma attacker Salah this season.

“He's hungry, he's started the season hungry and I'm happy because of this. He's a really important player for us,” the Brazil keeper said of Salah while speaking to

“This gives him confidence and also pushes the other players to work even harder.

“We have a lot of quality with our front three. Sometimes just one scores but we know that everybody can improve from this game in the defensive phase and in the attack. It's a good start for us.

“We know what we were waiting for and what their [Leeds'] attitude would be on the match.

“I think they are a really good team with good quality but with a brave heart also. They made our night difficult tonight but I think their night was even more difficult because of the way we played.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool [Getty]
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool [Getty]

“I'm happy to have Mo Salah on the team and that he scored a hat-trick in the first official match of the season. I'm really happy for the three points also.”

Alisson talked about one of Liverpool’s attributes - the zeal to keep on going until the final whistle.

"It's something that is inside of us," the Brazilian added. "Obviously we work every day really, really hard to arrive at the ground and do our best.

"Sometimes you work in some way and the opponents adapt between the game and we have to adapt also.

"It was just the first match of the season and I believe we have many things to improve but those things will come with the games."

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