Mohamed Salah’s season has been nothing short of sensational.
On Tuesday, he picked up the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year award to go with his PFA Player of the Year accolade.
He’s set to win the Premier League Golden Boot and is 90 minutes away from leading Liverpool to a Champions League final.
And having scored a crazy 43 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions, it’s been £37 million very well spent as far as Liverpool are concerned.
The fact that the Egyptian is considered more of a winger than a striker makes that goal tally even more impressive.
However, it seems that there are some people that are unconvinced by Salah’s numbers.
During Jurgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s second-leg against Roma, one journalist suggested that Salah doesn’t do much other than score goals.
‘WHAT DOES SALAH DO OTHER THAN SCORE?’
“Watching Salah play – he obviously scores buckets full of goals. But sometimes he seems to not do all that much except for score… Do you care if a player scores that many goals?”
Klopp picked up on his Canadian accent and didn’t seem too impressed with his question about Salah not doing much other than scoring.
After pulling several amusing facial expressions, Klopp gave an in-depth answer about how the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane often do more defending than Salah, but insisted the Egyptian still has plenty of duties in this side.
Take a look:
Canadian journalist suggests Salah doesn’t do anything other than score. Klopp’s reaction 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tps6M6N1H3
— James John (@JamesJohn2427) May 1, 2018
And here is what Klopp had to say about Salah’s role in this current Liverpool side.
“Each player has to do different jobs and each striker needs to defend,” Klopp said.
“Mo is doing that, but do Firmino and Mane defend more in specific situations? Yes, they do.
“But if you look Firmino tells Salah to move up front. It’s not that he’s out of any duties defensively, even if you defend with all players it doesn’t mean they’re all just outside the box.
“He’s not free of duties, he’s involved in defending, but we have defenders who are more involved than that.”