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Mo Salah reveals Klopp's half-time talk that inspired Liverpool to comeback against Palace

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766   //    21 Jan 2019, 12:29 IST

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

What's the story?

Liverpool and Egypt ace Mohamed Salah has revealed the half-time talk that boss Jurgen Klopp gave the team to inspire them to their remarkable comeback against Crystal Palace last Saturday.

In case you didn't know...

Table-toppers Liverpool went head-to-head with Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, with the hopes of extending their lead over closest rivals Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp's men trailed behind Roy Hodgson’s side 1-0 at half-time, after Andros Townsend helped an impressive Crystal Palace side to their first goal.

However, the Reds came back after the interval to score four thunderous goals to secure a crucial win in their race to the title. 

The heart of the matter

Salah, who scored two of the four goals, has now revealed what Klopp said to the team at half-time, to inspire such a thunderous comeback from the team.

Speaking to BBC Sport (via Goal), the Egyptian forward said, "We expected before the game that the game was going to be very difficult."

“First half they played well and they played well also [in the] second half but they were staying [close] to the box and it was a tough game. But in the end, the most important thing for us is the result and we had a good result."

"We conceded three goals, it’s hard a little bit but we have to accept it. This is football and we have to live with that."

"We talked to each other [at half-time] that we had to be strong mentally because this is a tough time."

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"This is the most important time for us when you are struggling you have to be strong in mind, so we talked together and the manager also gave us information and we played well and we deserved the game."

What's next?

With Manchester City's win over Huddersfield last night, Liverpool remain four points clear at the top of the table with 60 points.

The Reds will next face Leicester City in yet another league game on Wednesday.

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