Salah, Klopp speak after “just exceptional” Liverpool performance

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Mohamed Salah‘s hat trick heroics began Liverpool’s big week in a remarkable way, helping the Reds to a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Liverpool hosts Napoli at midweek for their UEFA Champions League lives, and Salah’s performance will only serve to further encourage the Anfield faithful.

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Despite his outstanding game, though, Salah refused the Premier League’s Man of the Match Award, instead insisting it go to James Milner on the occasion of his 500th PL appearance. From The Liverpool Echo:

“I’m not taking it. He deserves it today, he’s had an amazing career. I hope I have more games like this in my career but I will not take it.”

Salah’s goals were pretty nice, controversy aside, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have any doubts over the identity of the MOTM.