Record-breaker Salah helps Liverpool secure a Champions League spot

Record-breaker Salah helps Liverpool secure a Champions League spot

Dejan Lovren made the game safe with a towering header just before half-time and Salah then turned provider for Dominic Solanke to slam home his first Liverpool goal.

The Egyptian striker recorded the first goal on the day, his 32nd of the campaign, bringing his tally to 44 goals in all competitions (including Cup ties & Champions League).

Raheem Sterling rounded out the top five after a remarkable campaign under Pep Guardiola, which saw him score 18 times.

Brighton arrived having secured their place in the top tier for next season with a win against Manchester United over a week ago.

Now what? Well, Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.

"We have had a good season but now we have to deliver it all again".

Four goals and an assist in his first six league games got fans excited, and from there the flying forward's form never really dipped - never going more than three games without a goal and peaking with a stunning four goal performance against Watford in March. "I think especially the last few weeks were really hard".

And now the Premier League has recognised Salah's fine season by giving him another award, as the winger acknowledged a desire to prove a point has been a driving force for him.

Speaking at his postmatch news conference, Klopp said: "Perfect final [day] of the season, of a very exciting season, a very intense season". We would have picked up more Premier League points this season had we not been involved in the later stages of the Champions League. Congratulations to Man City, it is incredible to get 100 points, thoroughly deserved.

"We need more consistency to challenge, with a little bit more luck with injuries I think we would have been a little bit closer. It's very hard to evaluate your best moments in the game but this is right up there because I know how hard it is to stay up". "Winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it".

But with the Champions League final against Real - winners of the past two tournaments - to come, the biggest piece of silverware in Europe is yet to be settled. But as I said before hand, it was always on my mind, but it is more important to help the team win games.

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