Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Liverpool decided to sign Mohamed Salah from a selection of 20 players during the summer transfer window.
Liverpool paid £34m to sign Mohamed Salah from Roma and he has gone on to score 12 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.
However, Klopp has insisted that no-one at the club ever had any doubts about the 25-year-old, who has helped Liverpool reach fifth place in the standings this season.
The 50-year-old told the club’s official website: “We were sure he can help us. Michael Edwards, Dave Fallows and Barry [Hunter], they were really in my ear and were on it: ‘Come on, come on, Mo Salah, he’s the solution’.
“When you have 20 players on the table, different players, it’s difficult to make an early decision, but we all were convinced about it so could make the early decision so we could really get him. He’s a fantastic person, a nice lad and a really good football player.
“I didn’t think if he can score 12 goals or whatever in 17 games [but] I hope he’s not finished now. That would be nice, if we talk after the season about different numbers – and both numbers should be much higher.”