Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah started the new season in scintillating form in The Reds’ 4-3 win over Leeds United on Saturday. Alisson Becker believes the Egyptian forward is hungry for more success this season.
Salah scored a hat-trick, including two well-taken penalties, to help Jürgen Klopp’s men see off the newly-promoted visitors and take all three points.
Liverpool didn’t play great overall but Salah was one of the hugely positive points that Reds fans could take from the game.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Alisson discussed Salah’s performance:
“He’s hungry, he’s started the season hungry and I’m happy because of this. He’s a really important player for us.
“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 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.
“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.”
Liverpool’s Brazil international goalkeeper also spoke about his team’s resilience and their continued ability to find late winners when they need them.
“It’s something that is inside of us.
“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.”
Liverpool now begin preparations for their visit to Chelsea on Sunday.
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