Jurgen Klopp has named Mohamed Salah as Liverpool's number one penalty taker ahead of his team's Premier League match against Manchester United.
Salah has become a national hero in the past weeks after Egypt managed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The former Roma striker sent fans into a frenzy when he scored a last-minute penalty against Congo last Sunday.
During a press conference on Friday, the German boss has hailed Salah, - saying:
“I would say at the moment he’s our number one penalty taker. That pressure was really big. He did really well!".
Klopp on Salah: "I never saw a celebration of a penalty like this! I would say in this moment he is our number one penalty taker." pic.twitter.com/eHDkEiX70a— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 13, 2017
Salah could potentially replace Roberto Firmino as Liverpool's designated taker, especially since the Brazilian failed to net against Sevilla in the last Champions League match.
Liverpool take on Manchester United in Saturday's lunchtime kickoff as Jose Mourinho will attempt to confirm his club's first place in the table, while Klopp needs a win in order to reach the higher spots and keep his chances to win the title open.
Saturday's match will see Liverpool play in front of the