Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed how Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah left him shocked during a conversation following their recent game.
The couple met at Vicarage Road in the Premier League earlier this month, visitors win 5-0. Salah entered the scoresheet with a goal from the candidate of the season, while Roberto Firmino netted a hat-trick.
Sadio Mane also scored, as the Reds’ three forward-thinking trios helped Liverpool win.
As for Salah, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has consistently chosen his professionalism and desire to be the best he can be. In reality, the player himself insisted who always tries to be the greatest player in the world.
Watford goalkeeper Foster has now added weight to that speech after revealing his post-match conversation with Salah.
The Egyptian shoots on goal for Liverpool, although he didn’t have a chance to shoot one against Watford. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop the forward from asking Foster in which direction he would dive if he landed a kick against him.
“Oh my God, [Liverpool] are the most well oiled machine, well drilled [team], I think maybe I’ve even played against it my whole career, ”Foster told his Cycling GK Youtube channel.
“But what I want to talk about in particular is Mo Salah’s. About what he told me full time that got me thinking, “Oh my God, you’re so professional, so driven, you want to be the best you can be.”
“So they just won the game 5-0, Mo Salah, I think, scored a goal in that game. But he came to see me full time. He put his hand over his mouth a bit because he didn’t really want the cameras to pick him up that much. But he went up and he went, ‘Ben, Ben’. I went like ‘okay, yeah? You’re right?’
“And he went, ‘if I had had a penalty which way would you have dived?’ Now, as soon as he said that, I thought, oh you’re smart, smart. Because we’re doing our research, all the goalkeepers are doing their research on forwards, and we’ll try to find out where theirs went. last four or ten penalties. “
Indeed, a photo recently went viral of Foster’s teammate Jordan Pickford’s water bottle. The Everton man had stuck on pictures of the penalty trends of three West Ham stars.
Foster reveals Salah and Liverpool’s conversation
“For example, and Mo Salah’s last five penalties that he placed to the right of the keeper,” Foster added.
“So I looked at him and I went, ‘I would have gone to my right. I would have dived to my right because you put your last five penalties on the right.
“And a big smile spread across his face, a big smile, and he said, ‘Yeah, thank you. I need to know, I need to know ”.
Salah’s hard work paid off throughout his time at Liverpool, the forward racking up a century of Premier League goals for the club.
He is currently negotiating a new contract, but he would have wanted £ 500,000 a week.
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