Mane 'statement' a marker of Liverpool's progress, says Klopp

VIDEO Klopp hits back at Aguirre's comments on Mohamed Salah

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'In the similar games previous year, we were not that convincing.

The Egypt worldwide has defied all odds after initial scepticism due to his underwhelming stint with Chelsea before leaving for Serie A - as he maintained his incredible form after a record-breaking debut season.

"The performance was really good and result was flawless", he added.

Aguirre indicated Salah, who signed a new long-term contract at Anfield earlier this year, could leave the club "in a season or two" if the wait for major honours continues.

If you'd have said Liverpool's back four would include those three 18 months ago, fans probably would have laughed but they've become some of the Premier League's finest under Klopp.

"I have nothing to say about that", said Klopp, who insisted Salah had not discussed his post-goal hand gesture in the dressing room.

Mohamed Salah has been a key player for Liverpool since joining them last season, and has managed to net 52 goals while assisting 20 in 69 games across all competitions. It wasn't that clear we controlled the game. We have to win football games week in and week out. On the other side, we had to stay stubborn as well, we had to pass, to be patient but stay lively and accelerate.

"I have to explain how hard things are".

"I don't know why people say things like that".

"Coming back after an worldwide break and playing a team who only had three or four players away I think, meaning they could train properly - we could only train Wednesday and Thursday - and to play against such an organised team is hard".

"The only criticism I could ever have of Sadio is that maybe at times he is the only one not to see just how good he is - but as an attacking player he is the complete package".

"You play in a defensive-midfield situation and I don't know how many challenges Hendo had or situations where he had to be closing the player or space".

You could make a case for quite a few players to be Liverpool's most important.

"The second one I didn't like too much because I wanted to change him". Now I will put 11 defenders on the pitch to make sure we get that record!

The first half was a grim affair, Watford perhaps marginally the more threatening team, but neither side found any fluency.

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