The Egypt winger was slightly below par on this occasion by his lofty standards, but a header 21 minutes from time took him to 40 in all competitions in a Reds shirt and 30 in the league, adding to Sadio Mane's first-half strike before Roberto Firmino netted a late third. Two of those reverses came at the hands of Liverpool, who cruised into their first Champions League semi-final for a decade 5-1 on aggregate against the runaway Premier League leaders.
'If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League, ' said Salah. To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".
The Egyptian headed in his side´s second in the 69th minute to join Ian Rush and Roger Hunt - the only other Liverpool players to reach 40 goals in a single season.
"Of course the Champions League".
Salah's goal, his English Premier League-leading 30th, increased his advantage over Harry Kane in the Golden Boot race while strengthening Liverpool's grip on a top-four finish.
The Egypt global is favourite to be named PFA Player of the Year next weekend for a hugely impressive campaign that has seen him net 39 goals in all competitions.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Klopp said: "He was very often in good situations and in the end he scored one goal".
In the 69th minute, youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold picked the run of the Egypt global with a lovely cross and the diminutive forward converted past Asmir Begovic with his head. Now we still have four games and they (Tottenham) have five games so I have to think about my games and we see. You feel all the team want to support you and want to help you score goals. "I will try my best to score again and help the team".
"But I realise how hard it is to score goals and that's why I would give it to Salah, who now has 40 in all competitions for Liverpool". And what a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane.