Charlie Adam made a pretty ridiculous claim about Mohamed Salah's Liverpool future

Mohamed Salah struck a late victor as Jurgen Klopp marked his 100th game in charge of Liverpool with a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Crystal Palace.

And the attacker will be hoping to continue his solid form in the Champions League against Manchester City on Wednesday.

But they were also thrashed 5-0 at the Etihad in September. Germany in 1990 didn't celebrate winning the World Cup like this.

Salah's overall total of 37 goals is the most in a single season by a Liverpool player in the Premier League era, beating Robbie Fowler's total of 36 in the 1995/96 campaign.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane head into the first leg of the eagerly anticipated tie having scored 75 goals between them in all competitions this term.

"I want to win the Premier League", he added. "It's absolutely bad, but we don't know exactly what it is yet". But they are the favourites.

Salah is set to pose the greatest attacking threat to City, having already scored 37 goals in all competitions this season, and Van Dijk believes the Egypt global is nearly unstoppable when at his best.

"And so we are all desperately waiting for him, and now coming step by step back, and now this - it's a big, big blow for us".


But it is further down the table where the records are being shattered at the moment, as Mohamed Salah's goal spree for third-placed Liverpool has propelled him past a number of previous statistical achievements, and the Egyptian sharp-shooter is on the cusp of more.

Klopp said: "There will be fire and if I had the choice to watch a Champions League game, it would be this one".

"That is something the manager can see in training and is why he has no hesitation in playing him".

"I think he will stay there".

"But that's what happens in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, if you play Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich ... or Juventus in Turin, Roma or Sevilla - that level guys, it's top".

The Belgian playmaker said: "If they score you know it is going to get a bit more heated than if we score".

After Benteke had missed two clear opportunities in the space of a minute, Liverpool were lucky that Mane was not dismissed for picking up the ball when he thought he had been fouled.

  • Steve Townsend