Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win

Xherdhan Shaqiri starred for the 1990 league champions

Xherdhan Shaqiri starred for the 1990 league champions

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's injury "should not be too serious" after he was withdrawn from Saturday's game against former club Southampton with a rib injury.

Liverpool have a free-kick 30 yards from goal, Shaqiri unleashes a brilliant effort which rattles the bar and it's Salah who reacts quickest to tap home the rebound, with the ball having nearly crossed the line on its way down from the crossbar. It's my job to sometimes deliver news that nobody wants to hear.

"He had a bruise on his ribs before the PSG game, today he got another hit there", Klopp said.

On Shaqiri, Klopp said: "I said to Shaq in half-time, I've never taken off a player after such an influential time without an injury". Usually I don't explain substitutions at half-time, but I thought it made sense in this case. "It's just good to have him; the free-kick was outstanding".

"He tried everything. We only had problem in defensive [situations], offensive it was a good idea". You saw it with Daniel (Sturridge) but Daniel is not the only one scratching the door.

Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win
Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win

Liverpool's serene dominance in the Premier League continued this afternoon as the Reds cruised past Southampton 3-0 at Anfield.

"It's so important in these games especially, so that says everything about him, that he is really ready to work for the team in these moments and it's a completely normal situation for an offensive player that you have times when you don't score".

Liverpool had some breathing room just 13 minutes after Hoedt's own goal, as the Reds swung in a wicked corner which met the head of Joel Matip - the Cameroonian was poorly marked by Jannik Vestergaard and sent the resulting header into the far top corner past a grasping McCarthy.

"All the different challenges with the different styles of the opponent, the boys were there".

In the day's late game, goals from Harry Kane, from the penalty spot, and substitute Erik Lamela earned Tottenham Hotspur a nervy 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion, pushing Spurs into fifth on 12 points at the end of a trying week.

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