Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he’s “not really surprised” after Mo Salah being the first Reds player to score 20 goals a season for seven consecutive seasons.

Salah broke the record in last night’s 6-1 (11-2 aggregate) demolition of Sparta Prague in the Europa League at Anfield.

The Egyptian produced one of four goals in a devastating opening 15 minutes.

He also assisted in two other opening goals for Bobby Clark and Cody Gakpo.

Last year, Salah wrote his name in the club’s history books becoming Liverpool’s all-time leading goal scorer.

Now, Salah has once again achieved what no other player in Liverpool’s history has – 20 goals per season over seven seasons.

This latest record only furthers his success since joining the side back in 2017.

In a post-match press conference, Klopp said: “It’s not really surprising because he’s an outstanding player.

“Mo is just delivering and delivering and delivering. His style doesn’t stop.

“His quality is already there and then his desire to score just doesn’t stop.

“He’s improved in so many aspects since he started, so that’s how it is. He will not stop.”

Not the plan for Salah to play the whole 90 minutes

Prior to the game, Klopp revealed Salah would start for the first time since being injured at the Africa Cup of Nations in January. 

At the same time, the German coach expressed his doubts of Salah being able to play the full 90 minutes.

However, Klopp was forced to keep the forward on for the duration of the game after Clark picked up an injury in the second-half.

Klopp added: “It was not a plan for him to play 90 minutes.

“I told him the plan was to take him off in the moment when we brought on Musialowski but Bobby sat in front of me and we couldn’t do that now. Bobby had to come off.”

Despite this, Klopp seemed unfazed at the Egyptian playing the whole 90 minutes.

Klopp joked Salah used the game as recovery, stating: “He is experienced enough that he recovered already during the game.”

On Clark’s injury, he added: “He is the only one we worry a little bit.

“I hope it’s nothing, but he sat there and said he felt something.”

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