After Mo Salah’s goal against Man City, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp shared Ronaldo’s fury.
Liverpool and Manchester City battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah stealing the show in the second half.
After Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah as one of the best players in the world. Following his contribution to the Anfield stalemate, Klopp feels Salah would be deemed world-class if he were Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Salah had a field day down the right flank in the second half, first assisting Sadio Mane’s opening around the hour mark.
Following Phil Foden’s equalizer for the visitors, Liverpool’s 29-year-old striker scored a solo wondergoal to put the Reds back in front.
In the Premier League title match, Kevin De Bruyne scored a late equalizer to make the score 2-2.
After the game, Klopp bemoaned Rodri’s late block that denied the hosts a third goal, but praised Salah’s effect.
Salah’s displeasure was expressed by the German coach, who suggested that if he showed similar brilliance to Manchester United’s Ronaldo, he would not be given as much praise.
He stated, ” “Both [goals]were excellent. We didn’t take the best opportunity.
“Rodri’s method of blocking the ball is a mystery to me. The ball was in for me, but it’s fine.
“If it’s scored by Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, the world will say yeah because it’s world class. That’s how it is: he [Salah] is one of the top players in the world.” Klopp also revealed that despite Liverpool leading twice, he was happy with a point after Man City’s strong start on Merseyside.
“Man City is a proper team when they have the ball. It can be defended in a variety of ways. They had clear chances to score, but they failed to do so “Klopp elaborated.
“It gives you a horrible feeling, which makes you decide not to play football. We had a lot of long balls that made no sense.
“All of these things were immediately changed in the second half. We were now in the game and were able to score some fantastic goals with the ball.
“The message was to take a second pass. We didn’t do anything like that in the first half. Do we really want to win this game? Yes. Today, we must admit, the point is perfectly excellent.” Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League with 15 points, one point behind league leaders Chelsea after seven games.
Manchester City has climbed to third place thanks to a goal. “Brinkwire News Summary.”