Mohamed Salah Honours Jurgen Klopp With Beautiful Tribute As He Departs Liverpool

Mohamed Salah Honours Jurgen Klopp With Beautiful Tribute As He Departs Liverpool

Edwin Kiplagat
May 20, 2024 at 12:13 PM
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  • Mohamed Salah only played under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
  • The Egyptian has broken many records at the club since he joined
  • The 31-year-old has paid touching tribute to Klopp as he leaves

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Jurgen Klopp ended his nine-year spell at Liverpool on Sunday, the final day of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

Mohamed Salah paid tribute to the German coach who brought success to the Merseyside club after years of struggle.

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Mohamed Salah and Jurgen Klopp took Liverpool to new heights. Photos by Dave Howarth - CameraSport and Andrew Powell.
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The two had a falling out a few weeks ago, which threatened to derail Klopp's final few days at the club, but it seemed that they had resolved their issues.

The Reds' title challenge crumbled in April after costly defeats against Crystal Palace and Everton. However, they ended the season with the League Cup.

Under the German tactician, Salah won the Premier League and the Champions League. The Egyptian also broke many records in the Premier League. Salah recalled his first conversation with Klopp, in which he tried to convince him to join the club.

The former Chelsea winger said winning the league and the European Cup sticks out for him under Klopp.

"I think winning the Premier League in that game, when Chelsea beat Man City and also winning the Champions League, is a thing that sticks in my mind," he said via GOAL.

The two-time African Footballer of the Year spoke about Klopp's human side.

"The thing I take from that as a human being, as a person, if I am in trouble I can speak to him and ask as a person. I think we will keep the communication for sure forever, for life. Because it is not just a relationship with work, we also take it outside, and we are going to stay in contact forever."

The 56-year-old won seven major trophies at Liverpool, including the 2020 Premier League title, Liverpool's only league crown since 1990.

Salah under Klopp

Salah joined Liverpool in 2017, and, together with Klopp, they took Liverpool to new heights after years of mediocrity.

In his first season, the 31-year-old scored 32 goals, breaking the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season.

The record was jointly held by Luis Suarez (2013/14), Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08), and Blackburn Rovers' Alan Shearer (1995/96), per ESPN.

In 2021, he became the African top scorer in the Premier League after surpassing Didier Drogba. He has now scored 157 goals in the English top flight.

Salah scored 211 goals under Klopp in 349 appearances.

Salah equals Rooney's mark

Sports Brief earlier reported that Salah matched Wayne Rooney's record of recording at least 10 goals and 10 assists in five different league seasons in England.

The Egyptian winger has scored at least 18 Premier League goals since joining Liverpool in 2017.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.