Jurgen Klopp impressed with Mohamed Salah’s energy

  • Liverpool beat Crystal Palace in the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong on Wednesday 
  • Mohamed Salah produced an energetic performance in his second Reds game
  • Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the Egypt international’s attacking threat
  • Liverpool face Leicester in the final of the Asia Trophy on Saturday afternoon 

Rory O’Callaghan For Mailonline

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was impressed with Mohamed Salah’s level of fitness in the club’s pre-season win over Crystal Palace.

Salah gave Reds fans a glimpse of what’s to come this season with a promising performance during the 2-0 win over Palace in the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

Fellow new signing Dominic Solanke grabbed his first goal for the club since joining from Premier League rivals Chelsea, while Divock Origi also got his name on the scoresheet in a comfortable win for the Reds. 

Mohamed Salah impressed Jurgen Klopp during the pre-season win over Cystal Palace

Mohamed Salah impressed Jurgen Klopp during the pre-season win over Cystal Palace

Klopp was pleased with the Egypt international's high level of fitness during the match

Klopp was pleased with the Egypt international's high level of fitness during the match

Klopp was pleased with the Egypt international’s high level of fitness during the match

However, Klopp was most impressed with the performance of Salah, who recently joined Liverpool in a £39million deal from Roma. 

‘He would still be running if we didn’t get him off the pitch,’ said Klopp.

‘It was good. It’s nice for everybody to see him on the pitch with his speed, but not only with his speed, with his football skills.

‘I don’t like to talk too much about a single player. I understand that you ask about it completely, but we played very well as a team today and Mo is a quick player.

Salah was a constant attacking threat for the Reds in the pre-season friendly in Hong Kong

Salah was a constant attacking threat for the Reds in the pre-season friendly in Hong Kong

Salah was a constant attacking threat for the Reds in the pre-season friendly in Hong Kong

Dominic Solanke scored his first goal for Liverpool as the Reds beat the Eagles on Wednesday

Dominic Solanke scored his first goal for Liverpool as the Reds beat the Eagles on Wednesday

Dominic Solanke scored his first goal for Liverpool as the Reds beat the Eagles on Wednesday

‘Dom is another good player but there are others around that made us really happy.

‘You cannot win against Crystal Palace even in a pre-season game if you’re not playing a good game. And we did this, so it’s fine.’ 

Klopp’s squad took to the running track on Thursday to work on their fitness ahead of the Asia Trophy final.

The Reds face Premier League rivals Leicester in the showpiece event on Saturday, while Palace will take on West Brom in a third-place play-off. 

Liverpool trained together in spectacular surroundings in Hong Kong on Thursday

Former Chelsea winger Salah takes a drink of water in the sweltering conditions in the Far East

Former Chelsea winger Salah takes a drink of water in the sweltering conditions in the Far East

Former Chelsea winger Salah takes a drink of water in the sweltering conditions in the Far East

The Reds are preparing to face Leicester in the Asia Trophy final on Saturday afternoon

Klopp's squad will then head to Germany to take on Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich

Klopp's squad will then head to Germany to take on Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich

Klopp’s squad will then head to Germany to take on Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich

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