Mohamed Salah was delighted with Liverpool’s performance but shied away from too much talk on individual brilliance after thrashing Manchester United.
Manchester United fans might not feel so happy about this Monday, having witnessed their team getting thrashed by traditional rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Questions were raised of the home side’s defence after the Merseysiders found it easy to penetrate and make their point.
Gary Neville tore into those Manchester United stars for a dismal display, while on the other hand, an in-form striker in Mohamed Salah was the reason for this fallout at Old Trafford. The Liverpool talosman scored in his 10th consecutive game for the club this season in all competitions, embarking on a hot streak.
Salah became the first visiting player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford in the Premier League and was awarded the match ball for his exploits. The victory lets Liverpool keep up the pressure on Manchester City and league leaders Chelsea at the top end of the table.
When he spoke to Sky Sports after the game, the forward was modest in his response to some of his great achievements on the night. Liverpool’s official website posted comments from their no.11, where he praised the team and remained humble about his achievements.
You're looking at the first opposition player to ever score a @PremierLeague hat-trick at Old Trafford 🇪🇬👑
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 24, 2021
Salah said, “It’s great to win 5-0 here away. We knew before the game it was going to be tough if we didn’t play our game if we didn’t play our football. We managed to do that from the beginning, which made the game a bit easier.”
“To be fair, as [long] as the team keeps winning, I’m more than happy. I’m always trying to give assists – the first one I could have gone alone but I gave it to Naby. I’m trying always to give my best for the team to win, which is the most important thing.”
“We won the Premier League two years ago, we know what it takes. It’s still one game. Of course, you win away against Man United it’s something really big, but still, at the end of the day, it’s three points. We need to focus on our games in the cup and then focus on the Premier League in the next game.”
“After half-time we were talking in the dressing room that we need to write history, we just need to keep going and keep scoring goals, try to score as many as you could. A chance like that will not come often. So we just tried to do our best to win the game like that. We knew before the game it was going to be tough if we wanted to win the game, which is what we did.”
Liverpool next take on Brighton at Anfield next in the Premier League, and Salah will aim to get on the scoresheet again. Meanwhile, a battered Manchester United side travel to north London to face Tottenham before returning home to face a visit from champions Manchester City, in what looks like a tough fixture list for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.