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Mar 17, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Anfield
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Salah (4', 43', 77', 85'), Firmino (49')
Gomez (51')
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Jurgen Klopp talks up Mohamed Salah importance

Jurgen Klopp talks up Salah importance
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reserves special praise for Mohamed Salah after the winger scored four goals in their 5-0 win over Watford.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he is "really happy" with his side following their 5-0 victory over Watford at Anfield this afternoon.

Mohamed Salah stole the show on Merseyside with four goals and an assist as the Reds swept the Hornets aside, clinching an immediate return to winning ways following their defeat at the hands of Manchester United last weekend.

Klopp was delighted with the entire team's performance, but reserved special praise for Salah as he took his tally for the season up to 36 goals.

"It was very pleasing. It could have been really difficult tonight. We knew we had to be spot on from the first to the last second and our work rate had to be higher than 100%," Klopp told BBC Sport.

"The goals we scored were unbelievably good, and the boys didn't stop. That's how football should be, so I'm really happy with the performance. In sport, you always need to strike back against the next opponent and that's what we tried to do. We take it really seriously.

"There were a few things we needed to work on, but it was clear it was going to be a totally different game tonight. It's a big relief, I'm really happy. For Mo [Salah] to be involved in five goals is fantastic but to score four is even more fantastic.

"His goals are so important for us. We have to hope they all come back well from the internationals. The clean sheet is very important. They lost a little concentration in the last few minutes but that's normal. It helps us in the goal difference."

Salah is only the fourth player in Liverpool's history to have scored four goals in a Premier League game, following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Luis Suarez.

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1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
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16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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