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How Jurgen Klopp kept Liverpool focussed for Bournemouth match

Sadio Mane of Liverpool is challenged by Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield How Jurgen Klopp kept Liverpool focussed for Bournemouth match
Kristopher Love | 16 April, 2018, 10:57

Salah's extraordinary debut season continued as he helped the Merseysiders into the Champions League semifinals, and the feelgood factor shows no sign of waning as Klopp shrugged off concerns the 25-year-old will be the subject of a massive transfer bid this off-season.

With four league matches and at least two legs of a Champions League semi-final remaining, Salah now has club great Rush's all-time Liverpool season-record haul of 47 goals, achieved during the 1983/84 campaign, in his sights. This was the first time for Salah to be nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year.

He said: "If you had a choice between winning the Champions League and individual honours then of course the Champions League".

Buoyed by their progression to the Champions League semi-finals after dispatching of Manchester City in midweek, the Reds were at their effervescent best against the Cherries.

"It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team", he told United Kingdom newspapers.

There were a few moments against Bournemouth when Salah looked preoccupied by getting to 40 goals, but he made no apology as he wants to outgun Tottenham's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.

"I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane, and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero".

There won't be a single Liverpool fan who hasn't fallen head over heels in love with Mo Salah this season but much like anyone in love the Egyptian still managed to annoy some fans during the Bournemouth game.

"It's also very close, it's just seven goals but let's see", he added. We scored one but had chance after chance with really good football against a side full of confidence, good footballers, quick on the counter attack, which makes your life really uncomfortable.

"He's a big player for us, so hopefully he can keep scoring".

Roberto Firmino wrapped up the scoring in the final minute, netting with neat reverse shot inside the near post. "We have to fight until the end of the season and see where it gets us".