Mohamed Salah has warned his Liverpool team-mates not to get carried away despite hammering Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. The Egyptian scored a hat-trick as the Reds ran rio against their bitter rivals.
Liverpool recorded their biggest ever away win against United and found themselves 4-0 to the good by half-time thanks to goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota and a Salah brace.
After the break, Salah made it 5-0 before Paul Pogba was sent off just 15 minutes after coming on for a challenge which saw Keita stretchered off injured.
Liverpool failed to add to their advantage but still dealt a heavy blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United while moving a point off of Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League table.
The English top-flight’s highest-scoring team responded perfectly to Chelsea’s 7-0 demolition of Norwich and Manchester City’s 4-1 win at Brighton.
But Salah, who has scored in 10 successive matches across all competitions, does not want his Liverpool team-mates to get carried away with their win, insisting it is only another three points.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s great to win 5-0 away and we knew it was going to be tough if we didn’t play our football but we did that from the beginning.
“We had to give 100 per cent and we did. We just tried to get the ball between the lines, keep the ball as much as we could and we did it.
“As long as the team keeps winning I’m happy- the first goal I gave it to Naby and I could’ve gone on my own. We won the league two years ago and we know what it takes.
“Winning away at Man United is big but it’s just three points. I think we try to win each game and teams like Liverpool players and a manager like that we play to win everything.
“You win away at United, it’s something really big. We need to focus on the next game.
“After half-time we said we just need to keep going and score goals and we knew it’d be tough if we didn’t play our game.”
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