The Egypt worldwide matched the record of 31 goals for a 38-game top-flight season set by Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Luis Suarez (2013-14) with three matches still to spare with a clever chipped finish. ‘Their boys play sometimes on the ground and then you can play football’.
Mohamed Salah then appeared to have secured the three points for the visitors at The Hawthorns when he notched his record-levelling 31st Premier League goal of the season with a clinical chip 18 minutes from time.
Klopp could not even bring himself to publicly congratulate Ings on his first Premier League goal since October 2015.
Liverpool have the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with Roma ahead on Tuesday, and it seems unlikely that any potential mistakes that were made against the Baggies will linger in the manager’s mind for too long.
The Reds will also be looking to Salah to continue his goalscoring all the way until the end of May to ensure progress in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool now sits third in the Premier League, four points behind 2 placed rivals Manchester United.
The Merseysiders payed £37 million to prise the speedy winger from Roma last summer and following the game Klopp was quizzed on what he believes to be the value of the player now.
It’s been a miserable season for West Brom, who sacked Alan Pardew at the start of April, but Moore has given the club’s fans something to cheer with Saturday’s comeback and the recent win at Manchester United.
Klopp is confident his players will be up for the task without the added motivation of righting their wrongs against West Brom.
“There’s a big chance to break the record”, said Salah. All we can do is keep fighting for each other, the fans and staff.
His team mate Ahmed Hegazi may face retrospective action from the FA after television cameras clearly caught him punching Ings after a tackle.
When asked about the potential danger of Roma’s set-plays, Van Dijk said: “They have set-pieces as well”.