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'The difficult finish says more about him than all the other goals he scored': Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Mo Salah's mental toughness after Liverpool star put early misses behind him to net stunner in Salzburg win

By Dominic King for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:36 GMT, 10 December 2019 | Updated: 22:37 GMT, 10 December 2019

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Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah's mental resilience after his superb goal sent Liverpool surging into the Champions League's last 16.

The Egypt international had a number of opportunities to give his side breathing space in an absorbing opening 45 minutes but fluffed them all; he also squandered a clear opening within three minutes of the re-start.

None of those failures preyed on his mind, though, as Salah took the most difficult chance of all, after he latched onto Jordan Henderson's through ball, went round goalkeeper Cican Stankovic and fired in from a position towards the byline.

Mohamed Salah ended Tuesday night all smiles having scored a stunner in beating Salzburg

Mohamed Salah ended Tuesday night all smiles having scored a stunner in beating Salzburg

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the mental toughness shown by his attacker

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the mental toughness shown by his attacker

When asked how he would explain Salah's strike, Klopp replied: 'Thank God I don't have to! It was, for sure, the most difficult situation he had. 

'He played really well but didn't score in the situations we expect him to score, staying on track and making such a decisive.

'But the difficult finish says probably much more about him than all the

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