Alisson Becker expressed his delight to have Mohamed Salah as a teammate and three points on the board after a thrilling victory over Leeds United.
Liverpool opened their 2020-21 Premier League campaign with a 4-3 win over Marcelo Bielsa’s newly-promoted side at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Salah netted a late penalty to confirm his hat-trick and secure the result for the champions, with Alisson believing such potency is a sign of things to come from the Egyptian this term.
The goalkeeper told Liverpoolfc.com: « He’s hungry, he’s started the season hungry and I’m happy because of this. He’s a really important player for us.
« We have a lot of quality with our front three. Sometimes just one scores but we know that everybody can improve from this game in the defensive phase and in attack. It’s a good start for us.
« We know what we were waiting for and what their [Leeds’] attitude would be on the match.
« I think they are a really good team with good quality but with a brave heart also. They made our night difficult tonight but I think their night was even more difficult because of the way we played.
« I’m happy to have Mo Salah on the team and that he scored a hat-trick in the first official match of the season. I’m really happy for the three points also. »
Jürgen Klopp’s side were repeatedly pegged back by Leeds until Salah’s settler in the 88th minute.
« It’s something that is inside of us, » the Brazilian added. « Obviously we work every day really, really hard to arrive at the ground and do our best.
« Sometimes you work in some way and the opponents adapt between the game and we have to adapt also.
« It was just the first match of the season and I believe we have many things to improve but those things will come with the games. »
Actu monde – GB – Alisson Becker on Leeds thriller, resilience and Mo Salah’s hunger