Jurgen Klopp has singled out Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson for special praise in his pre-match notes prior to tonight’s game.
Andy Robertson became the record holder amongst defenders with 53 Premier League assists at Villa Park. Robertson broke Leighton Baines previous record with a beautiful first time pass to Mohamed Salah.
Mohamed Salah equalled Sir Kenny Dalglish’s 172 goal record for the club with that goal.
Speaking ahead of the Leicester City game Jurgen Klopp had the following to say:
“Of course a couple of our players reached landmark achievements and I am a great believer that these moments should be acknowledged and celebrated.
For Mo Salah to be talked about in the same sentence of Sir Kenny Dalglish, the legend of all Liverpool legends, speaks to itself.
I know Sir Kenny was at the stadium with his grandson to see Mo equal his goals-tally and he could not have been more pleased for him. Again, that tells us everything we need to know about Sir Kenny.
Andy Robertson also deserved the tributes that came his way for becoming the defender with the most assists in Premier League history. Again, this is a special achievement and one that he and we are very proud of. I used the word ‘individual’ and this is true in one sense because the records that Mo and Robbo have are their own, but the best thing about them is that they benefit the team and the club.’